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IUTAM Symposium on Synthesis in Bio Solid Mechanics

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Copenhegen, Denmark, 24–27 May 1998

  • Pauli Pedersen
  • Martin P. Bendsøe
Conference proceedings

Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 69)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Remodelling and Experiments

    1. T. C. Lee, L. Noelke, G. T. McMahon, J. P. Mulville, D. Taylor
      Pages 1-10
    2. M. D. Roberts, R. T. Hart
      Pages 11-20
    3. N. Inou, T. Uesugi, K. Todoroki, S. Ujihashi
      Pages 21-32
  3. Micromechanics of Bones

  4. Loads and Implants

    1. L. R. Rakotomanana, A. Terrier, N. A. Ramaniraka, P. -F. Leyvraz
      Pages 55-66
    2. P. Vena, R. Contro, R. Pietrabissa, L. Ambrosio
      Pages 67-78
    3. J. Rasmussen, M. Damsgaard, M. Voigt
      Pages 79-92
  5. Basic Evolution Questions

  6. Creep and Experiments

    1. R. G. M. Breuls, E. M. H. Bosboom, C. W. J. Oomens, C. V. C. Bouten, J. D. Janssen
      Pages 151-162
  7. Healing and Cracks

    1. S. J. Hollister, T. M. Chu, R. E. Guldberg, P. K. Zysset, R. A. Levy, J. W. Halloran et al.
      Pages 163-174
    2. G. N. Duda, M. Heller, J. -E. Hoffmann, M. Pohl, K. Eckert-Hübner, L. Claes et al.
      Pages 187-198
  8. Material and Microstructure

    1. Roderic Lakes, Colby Swan, EIijah Garner, Taeyong Lee, Kit Stewart
      Pages 199-208
    2. H. Rodrigues, C. Jacobs, J. M. Guedes, M. P. Bendsøe
      Pages 209-220

About these proceedings


This book contains the edited version of invited lectures presented at the IUTAM-Sym- sium Synthesis in Bio Solid Mechanics, held at Hotel Frederiksdal, Virum (Copenhagen), Denmark, May 24 to May 27, 1998. The symposium was attended by 48 scientist from 14 countries. Biomechanics has been a very active research area in the last 25 years and covers a very broad class of problems. The present symposium concentrated on the solid mechanics - main of biomechanics, where important problems of synthesis presently are an active and challenging part. Characteristics of biomechanical materials are not only the inhomogeneity and anisotropy, but also the capability to change in relation to actual use. These living materials call for new methods of analysis and also new methods for synthesis. By the synthesis in this context is meant design of implants or artificial control of material growth. Bone mechanics is closely related to recent work on analysis and design of microstructural anisotropic materials. Also, recent work in shape design can to some extent be useful in the more complicated problems of biomechanics. Here interface problems play an essential role. The symposium brought together scientists from mechanics, mathematics and medicine.


biomechanics bone diffraction elasticity fatigue modeling surgery tissue viscoelasticity

Editors and affiliations

  • Pauli Pedersen
    • 1
  • Martin P. Bendsøe
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Solid MechanicsTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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