Structural Biomaterials

ISBN-10: 0691154007

ISBN-13: 9780691154008

Edition: 3rd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Julian Vincent

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This is a thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded edition of a classic illustrated introduction to the structural materials in natural organisms and what we can learn from them to improve man-made technolog---from nanotechnology to textiles to architecture. Julian Vincent's book has long been recognized as a standard work on the engineering design of biomaterials and is used by undergraduates, graduates, researchers, and professionals studying biology, zoology, engineering, and biologically inspired design. This third edition incorporates new developments in the field, the most important of which have been at the molecular level. All of the illustrations have been redrawn, the references have been updated, and a new chapter on biomimetic design has been added.Vincent emphasizes the mechanical properties of structural biomaterials, their contribution to the lives of organisms, and how these materials differ from man-made ones. He shows how the properties of biomaterials are derived from their chemistry and interactions, and how to measure them. Starting with proteins and polysaccharides, he shows how skin and hair function, how materials self-assemble, and how ceramics such as bone and mother-of-pearl can be so stiff and tough, despite being made in water in benign ambient conditions. Finally, he combines these topics with an analysis of how the design of biomaterials can be adapted in technology, and presents a series of guidelines for designers.An accessible illustrated introduction with minimal technical jargonSuitable for undergraduates and more advanced readersIntegrates chemistry, mechanics, and biologyIncludes descriptions of all biological materialsPresents simple exposition of mechanical analysis of materials
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List price: $60.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Basic Elasticity and Viscoelasticity
Hookean Materials and Short-Range Forces
Non-Hookean Materials and High Strains
The Energy Approach
Yield and Fracture
Amino Acids and Their Polymerization-Primary Structure
Conformation-Secondary Structure
Structural Proteins
Coping with Strain Energy
Sugars and Fillers
Structural Polysaccharides in Plants
Water, the Invisible Support
Soggy Skeletons and Shock Absorbers
Composite Materials
Stress-Strain Behavior
Poisson's Ratio and Auxeticism
The Skeleton of the Sea Anemone
Stretching the Pregnant Locust
Fracture-Chance and Choice
Stiffness-A Biological Variable
Stiff Materials from Polymers
Crystals and Order
Composite Materials
To Stiffen the Matrix
Hardness and Indentation
Cellular Materials
Biological Ceramics
Calcium Salts or Silica?
Problems with Mechanical Tests
Mollusc Shells
The Functional Design of Bone
Implementing Ideas Gleaned from Biology
Biomimetic Products
Quasi-Biomimetic Products
Techniques for Biomimetics
Instead of Energy…
…Use Space…
…or Use Information…
…and Structure…
Well, That's It
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