By J. Paulo Davim

Tribology is the “science and expertise of interacting surfaces in relative movement” and encompasses the research of friction, put on and lubrication. via extension biotribology is mostly outlined because the tribological phenomena taking place in both the human physique or in animals. hence, it truly is attainable to think about tribological procedures that can take place after implantation of a synthetic equipment within the human physique and the tribological methods certainly taking place in or at the tissues and organ of animals. Animals, together with people, own a wide selection of sliding and frictional interfaces.

The authors objective to supply a few advances in study in biotribology. They conceal a number of points of biotribology reminiscent of tribology of synovial joints and synthetic replacements; put on of screws and plates in bone fractures fix; put on of denture and restorative fabrics; friction of the surface and luxury of garments; put on of alternative middle valves; tribology of touch lenses and ocular tribology; biotribology at the microscale and nanoscale degrees, etc.

This ebook can be utilized as a examine textual content for ultimate undergraduate engineering classes (for instance, fabrics, biomedical, etc.) or for these learning the topic of biotribology on the postgraduate point. it will probably additionally function an invaluable reference for lecturers, biomechanical researchers, biologists, chemists, physicists, biomedicals and fabrics engineers, and different pros in similar engineering, medication and biomedical industries.

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