Structural Interfaces and Attachments in Biology

  • Stavros Thomopoulos
  • Victor Birman
  • Guy M. Genin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Attachment of Dissimilar Materials: Challenges and Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stavros Thomopoulos, Victor Birman, Guy M. Genin
      Pages 3-17
    3. Victor Birman, Tyler Keil, Serhat Hosder
      Pages 19-41
    4. Guy M. Genin, Yanxin Liu
      Pages 43-66
  3. Natural Examples of Transitions from Stiff to Compliant Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Matteo M. Tei, Kathryn F. Farraro, Savio L.-Y. Woo
      Pages 69-89
    3. Virginia L. Ferguson, Rachel C. Paietta
      Pages 91-118
    4. Paulette Spencer, Qiang Ye, Jonggu Park, Ranganathan Parthasarathy, Orestes Marangos, Anil Misra et al.
      Pages 133-151
  4. Regeneration of Interfaces: Development, Healing, and Tissue Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Andrea Schwartz, Stavros Thomopoulos
      Pages 229-257
    3. Neethu Mohan, Michael Detamore
      Pages 299-322
    4. Jennifer Lei, Johnna S. Temenoff
      Pages 323-349
    5. Daniel W. Weisgerber, Steven R. Caliari, Brendan A. C. Harley
      Pages 351-371
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 373-386

About this book


Attachment of dissimilar materials in engineering and surgical practice is a perennial challenge. Bimaterial attachment sites are common locations for injury, repeated injury, and mechanical failure. Nature presents several highly effective solutions to the challenge of bimaterial attachment that differ from those found in engineering practice. Structural Interfaces and Attachments in Biology describes the attachment of dissimilar materials from multiple perspectives. The text will simultaneously elucidate natural bimaterial attachments and outline engineering principles underlying successful attachments to the communities of tissue engineers and surgeons. Included an in-depth analysis of the biology of attachments in the body and mechanisms by which robust attachments are formed, a review of current concepts of attaching dissimilar materials in surgical practice and a discussion of bioengineering approaches that are currently being developed.

This book also:

  • Provides the first comprehensive treatment of physiologic attachment from the engineering perspective
  • Presents the first treatment of engineering attachment in the context of schemes observed in nature
  • Discusses current surgical techniques for soft tissue to bone healing and repair
  • Explains synthesis of bioengineered and biomimetic interfaces

Structural Interfaces and Attachments in Biology is an ideal book for graduate students in mechanical and biomedical engineering, researchers in the area of orthopedic biomechanics, structural engineers, and residents in orthopedic surgery.




Bioengineering Bioengineering Bioengineering Biomechanics Biomechanics Biomechanics Bone healing Bone healing Bone healing Compliant materials Compliant materials Compliant materials Material interfaces Material interfaces Material interfaces Mechanobiology Mechanobiology Mechanobiology Nanofiber Nanofiber Nanofiber Soft tissue Soft tissue Soft tissue Structural Interfaces Structural Interfaces Structural Interfaces Tissue engineering Tissue engineering Tissue engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Stavros Thomopoulos
    • 1
  • Victor Birman
    • 2
  • Guy M. Genin
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of Orthopedic SurgeryWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA
  2. 2., Engineering Education CenterMissouri University of Science and Tech.St. LouisUSA
  3. 3., Mechanical EngineeringWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3316-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3317-0
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