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Elastic behaviour of biological materials

Smith, C. W., Winlove, C. P., Eichhorn, S. J. and Bell, James Stephen ORCID: 2016. Elastic behaviour of biological materials. Hashmi, S., ed. Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Elsevier, pp. 1-6. (10.1016/B978-0-12-803581-8.02934-9)

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The material properties to be found in biological tissues are wide-ranging and diverse, and deserve study, if for no other reasons, because they occasionally need replacing (hips, teeth, etc) and may inform the development of synthetic polymers. The aim of this article is to give an overview of these properties, their role in biological function and illustrate some problems awaiting resolution. For this purpose, biological tissues are classified, somewhat arbitrarily, as hard (resisting penetration), stiff (providing structural support) or compliant (supporting or sheathing a moving or dynamic system).

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Optometry and Vision Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2022 09:41

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