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Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734609/reinforcements-in-avian-wing-bones-experiments-analysis-and-modeling
#1
E Novitskaya, C J Ruestes, M M Porter, V A Lubarda, M A Meyers, J McKittrick
Almost all species of modern birds are capable of flight; the mechanical competency of their wings and the rigidity of their skeletal system evolved to enable this outstanding feat. One of the most interesting examples of structural adaptation in birds is the internal structure of their wing bones. In flying birds, bones need to be sufficiently strong and stiff to withstand forces during takeoff, flight, and landing, with a minimum of weight. The cross-sectional morphology and presence of reinforcing structures (struts and ridges) found within bird wing bones vary from species to species, depending on how the wings are utilized...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734259/polishability-and-wear-resistance-of-splint-material-for-oral-appliances-produced-with-conventional-subtractive-and-additive-manufacturing
#2
Fabian Huettig, Achim Kustermann, Ebru Kuscu, Jürgen Geis-Gerstorfer, Sebastian Spintzyk
Occlusal splints to treat bruxism are commonly made from polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) in a manual workflow (powder-liquid technique). Today digitalization allows a machine-based manufacturing in subtractive (milling) and additive (printing) means using industrial-made PMMA or comparable resins. An in-vitro study should assess the surface finish and screen the wear resistance of conventional and industrial materials. Therefore, a total of 30 specimens made from conventionally PMMA (group C; powder-liquid, Palapress), polycarbonate ingots (group S; innoBlanc splint plus), and light-curing resin (group A; VarseoWax splint) were polished to examine the surface roughness (Ra) by profilometry and further analyzed by SEM...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734256/3d-porous-polyurethanes-featured-by-different-mechanical-properties-characterization-and-interaction-with-skeletal-muscle-cells
#3
Lorenzo Vannozzi, Leonardo Ricotti, Tommaso Santaniello, Tercio Terencio, Reinier Oropesa-Nunez, Claudio Canale, Francesca Borghi, Arianna Menciassi, Cristina Lenardi, Irini Gerges
The fabrication of biomaterials for interaction with muscle cells has attracted significant interest in the last decades. However, 3D porous scaffolds featured by a relatively low stiffness (almost matching the natural muscle one) and highly stable in response to cyclic loadings are not available at present, in this context. This work describes 3D polyurethane-based porous scaffolds featured by different mechanical properties. Biomaterial stiffness was finely tuned by varying the cross-linking degree of the starting foam...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734258/mechanical-properties-and-biocompatibility-of-porous-titanium-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#4
Yunhui Chen, Jessica Ellen Frith, Ali Dehghan-Manshadi, Hooyar Attar, Damon Kent, Nicolas Dominique Mathieu Soro, Michael J Bermingham, Matthew S Dargusch
Synthetic scaffolds are a highly promising new approach to replace both autografts and allografts to repair and remodel damaged bone tissue. Biocompatible porous titanium scaffold was manufactured through a powder metallurgy approach. Magnesium powder was used as space holder material which was compacted with titanium powder and removed during sintering. Evaluation of the porosity and mechanical properties showed a high level of compatibility with human cortical bone. Interconnectivity between pores is higher than 95% for porosity as low as 30%...
July 13, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734257/comparison-of-femoropopliteal-artery-stents-under-axial-and-radial-compression-axial-tension-bending-and-torsion-deformations
#5
Kaspars Maleckis, Paul Deegan, William Poulson, Cole Sievers, Anastasia Desyatova, Jason MacTaggart, Alexey Kamenskiy
High failure rates of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) stenting appear to be associated with the inability of certain stent designs to accommodate severe biomechanical environment of the femoropopliteal artery (FPA) that bends, twists, and axially compresses during limb flexion. Twelve Nitinol stents (Absolute Pro, Supera, Lifestent, Innova, Zilver, Smart Control, Smart Flex, EverFlex, Viabahn, Tigris, Misago, and Complete SE) were quasi-statically tested under bench-top axial and radial compression, axial tension, bending, and torsional deformations...
July 13, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735723/a-rate-independent-continuum-model-for-bone-tissue-with-interaction-of-compressive-and-tensile-micro-damage
#6
Philippe K Zysset, Uwe Wolfram
Low bone strength is a major risk factor for osteoporotic fractures and is only partially determined by clinical densitometry. Accumulated micro-damage induces residual strains, degrades elastic modulus and reduces bone strength independently of bone mineral density. Histologically, overloading of bone in compression and tension leads to distinct crack size, distribution and orientation which interact during combined loading scenarios. Statistics of rheological models can describe this process and reproduce experimental stress-strain curves with an unprecedented realism, but are computationally expensive and therefore difficult to generalize to 3D...
July 8, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709035/case-study-reinforcement-of-45s5-bioglass-robocast-scaffolds-by-ha-pcl-nanocomposite-coatings
#7
Azadeh Motealleh, Siamak Eqtesadi, Antonia Pajares, Pedro Miranda, David Salamon, Klara Castkova
The purpose of this study is to analyze the mechanical enhancement provided by nanocomposite coatings deposited on robocast 45S5 bioglass (BG) scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration. In particular, a nanocomposite layer consisting of hydroxyapatite (HA) nanoparticles, as reinforcing phase, in a polycaprolactone (PCL) matrix was deposited onto the surface of the BG struts conforming the scaffold. Three different HA nanopowders were used in this study. The effect of particle size and morphology of these HA nanopowders on the mechanical performance of 45S5 BG scaffolds is evaluated...
July 8, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709034/a-bioactive-coating-with-submicron-sized-titania-crystallites-fabricated-by-induction-heating-of-titanium-after-tensile-deformations
#8
Ning-Bo Li, Wen-Hua Xu, Gui-Yong Xiao, Jun-Han Zhao, Yu-Peng Lu
Thermal oxidation technology was widely investigated as one of effective surface modification method for improving the bioactivity and biocompatibility of titanium and its alloys. In this work, the induction heat oxidization method, a fast, efficient, economical and environmental protective technology, was applied to prepare the submicron-morphological oxide coating with variable rutile TiO2 equiaxed crystallites on the surface of pure Ti substrates after cold-drawing with 10-20% deformations. The results showed the plastic-deformed Ti cylinders recrystallized during induction heating treatment (IHT) for 10-20s which resulted in evolution of microstructures as well as slight improvement of microhardness...
July 8, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711024/new-ti-ta-zr-nb-alloys-with-ultrahigh-strength-for-potential-orthopedic-implant-applications
#9
Sertan Ozan, Jixing Lin, Yuncang Li, Cuie Wen
In this study, a new series of Ti-Ta-Zr-Nb alloys (Ti-38.3Ta-22Zr-8.1Nb, Ti-38.9Ta-25Zr-5Nb, Ti-39.5Ta-28Zr-2.5Nb, designated TTZN-1, TTZN-2, TTZN-3, respectively) with high elastic strain and high mechanical strength have been developed as alternatives to conventional orthopedic implant materials. The TTZN alloys have been designed using the electronic parameters of the alloying elements, combined with the approaches of the electron-to-atom ratio (e/a) and molybdenum equivalence (Moeq). X-ray diffraction analysis has revealed that all the TTZN alloys are comprised of a single β phase, however, transmission electron microscopy observations revealed that ω and β phases co-existed in the microstructure...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735148/mechanically-competent-and-cytocompatible-polycaprolactone-borophosphosilicate-hybrid-biomaterials
#10
Dibakar Mondal, S Jeffrey Dixon, Kibret Mequanint, Amin S Rizkalla
Organic-inorganic class II hybrid materials have domain sizes at the molecular level and chemical bonding between the organic and inorganic phases. We have previously reported the synthesis of class II hybrid biomaterials from alkoxysilane-functionalized polycaprolactone (PCL) and borophosphosilicate (B2O3-P2O5-SiO2) glass (BPSG) through a non-aqueous sol-gel process. In the present study, the mechanical properties and degradability of these PCL/BPSG hybrid biomaterials were studied and compared to those of their conventional composite counterparts...
July 5, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709754/nondestructive-mechanical-characterization-of-developing-biological-tissues-using-inflation-testing
#11
P J A Oomen, M A J van Kelle, C W J Oomens, C V C Bouten, S Loerakker
One of the hallmarks of biological soft tissues is their capacity to grow and remodel in response to changes in their environment. Although it is well-accepted that these processes occur at least partly to maintain a mechanical homeostasis, it remains unclear which mechanical constituent(s) determine(s) mechanical homeostasis. In the current study a nondestructive mechanical test and a two-step inverse analysis method were developed and validated to nondestructively estimate the mechanical properties of biological tissue during tissue culture...
July 5, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689136/strain-induced-phase-transformation-behavior-of-stabilized-zirconia-ceramics-studied-via-nanoindentation
#12
Erqiang Liu, Gesheng Xiao, Wufei Jia, Xuefeng Shu, Xuexia Yang, Yulei Wang
To study the tetragonal-to-monoclinic (T-M) phase transformation behavior under different strain rates and indentation depths, nanoindentation tests were performed on stabilized zirconia ceramics with Continuous Stiffness Measurements. The results indicate decreased phase transformation velocities at both lower and higher strain rates, but increased velocity under medium strain rate during loading. The phase transformation process is sensitive to Ṗ/P but the final volume fractions are almost identical (45%)...
July 5, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709037/finite-element-analysis-and-clinical-complications-in-mandibular-implant-overdentures-opposing-maxillary-dentures
#13
Tameem Khuder, Norsiah Yunus, Eshamsul Sulaiman, Ali Dabbagh
Denture fracture is a common clinical complication caused by improper material selection, design, or fabrication technique. This study aimed to investigate the effect of two attachment systems on fracture risk of the implant-overdentures (IOD) via finite element analysis (FEA), using the force distributions obtained from patients' occlusal analyses and to compare the obtained results with the clinical complications associated with these attachments. A three-dimensional jaw model comprised of the edentulous bones was constructed...
July 4, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709036/hydroxyapatite-and-bioactive-glass-surfaces-for-fiber-reinforced-composite-implants-via-surface-ablation-by-excimer-laser
#14
Julia Kulkova, Niko Moritz, Hannu Huhtinen, Riina Mattila, Ivan Donati, Eleonora Marsich, Sergio Paoletti, Pekka K Vallittu
In skeletal reconstructions, composites, such as bisphenol-A-glycidyldimethacrylate resin reinforced with glass fibers, are potentially useful alternatives to metallic implants. Recently, we reported a novel method to prepare bioactive surfaces for these composites. Surface etching by Excimer laser was used to expose bioactive glass granules embedded in the resin. The purpose of this study was to analyze two types of bioactive surfaces created by this technique. The surfaces contained bioactive glass and hydroxyapatite granules...
July 4, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697401/fatigue-failure-of-plated-osteoporotic-proximal-humerus-fractures-is-predicted-by-the-strain-around-the-proximal-screws
#15
Peter Varga, Leonard Grünwald, Jason A Inzana, Markus Windolf
The high rate of required reoperation indicates that treatment of fragility fractures at the proximal humerus still remains a major challenge in trauma surgery. Improved fixation approaches are needed. Several limitations of the conventional implant development process involving experimental testing could be overcome by using computer models that would allow systematic and efficient analyses. However, such models require experimental validation. This study investigated if linear elastic continuum finite element (FE) models can predict experimental fatigue failure in locking plate fixation of osteoporotic proximal humerus fractures...
July 4, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697400/an-adaptive-finite-element-simulation-of-fretting-wear-damage-at-the-head-neck-taper-junction-of-total-hip-replacement-the-role-of-taper-angle-mismatch
#16
Khosro Fallahnezhad, Reza H Oskouei, Hojjat Badnava, Mark Taylor
An adaptive finite element simulation was developed to predict fretting wear in a head-neck taper junction of hip joint implant through a two dimensional (2D) model and based on the Archard wear equation. This model represents the most critical section of the head-neck junction which was identified from a 3D model of the junction subjected to one cycle of level gait loading. The 2D model was then used to investigate the effect of angular mismatch between the head and neck components on the material loss and fretting wear process over 4 million gait cycles of walking...
July 4, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692843/the-mechanical-behavior-of-tinbsn-alloys-according-to-alloying-contents-cold-rolling-and-aging
#17
Thiago Figueiredo Azevedo, Tiago Nunes Lima, Juan Garcia de Blas, Luiz Carlos Pereira, Sandro Griza
The present study is focused on mechanical properties that result from cold rolling and aging treatments applied to TiNbSn alloys comprising different Nb (35% and 42%) and Sn (0% and 2.5%) contents. The alloys were arc melted, homogenized, solubilized, cold rolled and aged at 400°C for different aging times. A set of characterization tests performed, included microstructural analysis, X-ray diffraction, microhardness, tensile tests and fracture analysis. The alloys contained all three β, α" and ω phases after cold rolling, regardless of the alloying content...
July 3, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692845/constitutive-modeling-of-jugular-vein-derived-venous-valve-leaflet-tissues
#18
Nayyan Kaul, Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang
Venous valve tissues, though used in vein reconstruction surgeries and bioprosthetic valves with moderate success, have not been extensively studied with respect to their structure. Their inherent anisotropic, non-linear behavior combined with severe diseases which affect veins, such as chronic venous insufficiency, warrant understanding the structure and material behavior of these tissues. Hence, before any bioprosthetic grafts may be used in place of tissues, it is of the utmost importance to understand the mechanical and structural properties of these tissues as this may lead to higher success rates for valve replacement surgeries...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689135/deformation-and-fatigue-of-tough-3d-printed-elastomer-scaffolds-processed-by-fused-deposition-modeling-and-continuous-liquid-interface-production
#19
Andrew T Miller, David L Safranski, Catherine Wood, Robert E Guldberg, Ken Gall
Polyurethane (PU) based elastomers continue to gain popularity in a variety of biomedical applications as compliant implant materials. In parallel, advancements in additive manufacturing continue to provide new opportunities for biomedical applications by enabling the creation of more complex architectures for tissue scaffolding and patient specific implants. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of printed architecture on the monotonic and cyclic mechanical behavior of elastomeric PUs and to compare the structure-property relationship across two different printing approaches...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689137/a-simplified-model-for-equilibrium-and-transient-swelling-of-thermo-responsive-gels
#20
A D Drozdov, J deClaville Christiansen
A simplified model is developed for the elastic response of thermo-responsive gels subjected to swelling under an arbitrary deformation with finite strains. The constitutive equations involve five adjustable parameters that are determined by fitting observations in equilibrium water uptake tests and T-jump transient tests on thin gel disks. Two scenarios for water release under heating are revealed by means of numerical simulation. When the final temperature in a T-jump test is below the volume-phase transition temperature, deswelling is characterized by smooth distribution of water molecules and small tensile stresses...
June 30, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
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