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Structure and Mechanics

  • Peter Fratzl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. D.J.S. Hulmes
    Pages 15-47
  3. R.F. Ker
    Pages 111-131
  4. M. Kjær, S.P. Magnusson
    Pages 249-267
  5. K.M. Meek
    Pages 359-396
  6. P. Zaslansky
    Pages 421-446
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 505-506

About this book


Collagen: Structure and Mechanics provides a cohesive introduction to collagen-rich tissues, such as tendon, bone, cornea or arterials walls. Written in a clear and didactic manner, this volume reviews current knowledge on hierarchical structure, mechanical properties, deformation and strengthening mechanisms, and discusses many applications in biomaterials and tissue engineering.

Researchers in the fields of materials, (bio-)engineering, physics, chemistry and biology will gain an understanding of the structure and mechanical behavior of type I collagen and collagen-based tissues in vertebrates, across all length scales from the molecular (nano) to the organ (macro) level. Collagen: Structure and Mechanics is a reference for new researchers entering this area and can serve also as a basis for lecturing in the interdisciplinary field of biological materials science.


Biomaterial Optische Kohärenztomografie biomimetic collagen tissues cartilage collagen fibers collagen type I deformation energy storage fibrillar structure genetic collagen diseases hierarchial structure mechanics tissue tissue engineering vertebrate tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Fratzl
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiomaterialsMax Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces14424 PotsdamGermany

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