Chapter 15. Structural Biomaterials

  1. Tom A. Waigh

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470513156.ch15

Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists

Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists

How to Cite

Waigh, T. A. (2007) Structural Biomaterials, in Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470513156.ch15

Author Information

  1. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470017173

Online ISBN: 9780470513156

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Keywords:

  • structural biomaterial problems;
  • hydrodynamic lubrication;
  • viscoelastic fluid;
  • polyelectrolyte solutions;
  • low friction shock absorbers;
  • anisotropic distribution of fibre orientation;
  • Biomechanically articular cartilage;
  • charged cross-linked elastomeric composite material;
  • human joints cartilage – tough shock absorber;
  • protein/inorganic crystalline composite material

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Cartilage – Tough Shock Absorber in Human Joints

  • Spider Silk

  • Elastin and Resilin

  • Bone

  • Adhesive Proteins

  • Nacre and Mineral Composites

  • Further Reading

  • Tutorial Questions