Mechanics of Biological Systems and Materials, Volume 5

Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics

ISBN: 978-1-4614-4426-8 (Print) 978-1-4614-4427-5 (Online)

Table of contents (30 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

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    Effect of Crystallite Orientation on Nanomechanical Properties of a Nanostructured Poly(KAMPS)/Aragonite Composite

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    Pages 7-13

    Characterization of the Mechanical Behavior of Sunflower Stem for Bio-composite Applications

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    Pages 15-21

    Long-Range Mechanical Force Enables Self-Assembly of Epithelial Tubules

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    Pages 23-29

    Effects of Membrane Composition and Cytoskeletal Proteins on Membrane Mechanics

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    Pages 31-38

    Interfacial Fracture Toughness of Nacre

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    Pages 39-44

    New Insight into the Toughening Mechanisms of Nacre

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    Pages 45-50

    Thermal Analyses of Dental Ceramic Restorations

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    Pages 51-55

    Visualization of Micro-cracks in Compact Bovine Bone

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    Pages 57-61

    Humanlike Robots: Synthetically Mimicking Humans

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    Pages 63-71

    Porous Hydroxyapatite-Polyhydroxybutyrate Composites Fabricated by a Novel Method Via Centrifugation

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    Pages 73-78

    Isolation of Collagen from Cortical Bovine Bone for Preparation of Porous Collagen Sponges

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    Pages 79-86

    An Immersed Finite Element Method Approach for Brain Biomechanics

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    Pages 87-92

    Brain Mechanical Imaging (BMI)

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    Pages 93-98

    Characterization of Murine Glioma by Magnetic Resonance Elastography: Preliminary Results

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    Pages 99-107

    Correlation of Multi-scale Modeling and Experimental Results for the Elastic Moduli of Cortical and Trabecular Bone

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    Pages 109-118

    Quasi-static Compressive and Tensile Tests on Cancellous Bone in Human Cervical Spine

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    Pages 119-126

    Utilizing Digital Image Correlation to Capture Strains in Dental Applications

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    Pages 127-134

    Untangling a Sticky Problem: The Tensile Properties of Natural Silks

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    Pages 135-140

    Biomimetic Tapered Fibers for Enhanced Composite Toughness

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    Pages 141-147

    Improved Instrumented Indentation of Soft Materials through Surface Deformation Measurements

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