Applications of Computational Tools in Biosciences and Medical Engineering

  • Andreas Öchsner
  • Holm Altenbach

Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 71)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Nikoleta Chatzidai, Dimitris Karalekas
    Pages 1-17
  3. R. Rodríguez, L. A. Aguilar, C. R. Torres, E. Lugo, G. Urriolagoitia-Sosa, L. H. Hernández et al.
    Pages 19-36
  4. José Sérgio Domingues, Marcos Pinotti Barbosa, Marcos de Paula Vale
    Pages 37-41
  5. Luis H. Hernández-Gómez, Axel I. Rangel-Elizalde, Juan A. Beltrán-Fernández, Alejandro González-Rebatú, Noemi Corro-Valdez, Guillermo Urriolagoitia-Calderón et al.
    Pages 43-59
  6. Juan Alfonso Beltrán-Fernández, Adolfo López Liévano, Luis Héctor Hernández-Gómez, Guillermo Urriolagotia-Calderón, Mauricio González Rebattú
    Pages 61-71
  7. Juan Alfonso Beltrán-Fernández, Pablo Moreno Garibaldi, Francisco López Saucedo, Eduardo Romo Escalante, Luis Héctor Hernández-Gómez, Guillermo Urriolagoitia Calderón et al.
    Pages 73-87
  8. Juan A. Beltrán-Fernández, Noemí C. Valdez, Alejandro Gonzalez Rebatu, Luis H. Hernández Gómez
    Pages 89-122
  9. Marcin Basiaga, Zbigniew Paszenda, Paweł Karasiński, Anita Kajzer, Witold Walke
    Pages 123-132
  10. Gideon Hughes, Andreas Öchsner
    Pages 133-179
  11. Fabiana Rodrigues Leta, Esteban Clua, José Ricardo Silva Junior, Renato Moraes, Pablo Carvalho, Maria do Socorro de Souza
    Pages 181-188

About this book


 This book presents the latest developments and applications of computational tools related to the biosciences and medical engineering. It also reports the findings of different multi-disciplinary research projects, for example, from the areas of scaffolds and synthetic bones, implants and medical devices, and medical materials. It is also shown that the application of computational tools often requires mathematical and experimental methods. Computational tools such as the finite element methods, computer-aided design and optimization as well as visualization techniques such as computed axial tomography open up completely new research fields that combine the fields of engineering and bio/medical. Nevertheless, there are still hurdles since both directions are based on quite different ways of education. Often even the “language” can vary from discipline to discipline.


Computed Axial Tomography Computer-aided Design Finite Element Methods Medical Devices Medical Implants Medical Materials Scaffold Design Synthetic Bones

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Öchsner
    • 1
  • Holm Altenbach
    • 2
  1. 1.Griffith UniversityGriffith School of Engineering, Griffith University, Parklands DriveSouthport QueenslandAustralia
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für Technische Mechanik, Falkultät für MaschinbauInstitut für Mechanik, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19469-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19470-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1869-8433
  • Series Online ISSN 1869-8441
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