Mechanical Properties of Aging Soft Tissues

  • Brian Derby
  • Riaz Akhtar

Part of the Engineering Materials and Processes book series (EMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Michael A. Adams
    Pages 7-35
  3. Mark Butlin, Alberto P. Avolio
    Pages 37-74
  4. Yingxin Gao, Matt Leineweber
    Pages 75-93
  5. Béla Suki, Erzsébet Bartolák-Suki
    Pages 95-133
  6. Rene B. Svensson, Christian Couppé, S. Peter Magnusson
    Pages 135-165
  7. Brendan Geraghty, Charles Whitford, Craig Boote, Riaz Akhtar, Ahmed Elsheikh
    Pages 207-235
  8. Kikelomo Moronkeji, Riaz Akhtar
    Pages 237-263
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 265-268

About this book


Exploring the structure and mechanics of aging soft tissues, this edited volume presents authoritative reviews from leading experts on a range of tissues including skin, tendons, vasculature and plantar soft tissues. It provides an overview of in vivo and in vitro measurement techniques including state-of-the-art methodologies, as well as focusing on the structural changes that occur within the main components of these tissues resulting in detrimental mechanical property changes. It also highlights the current challenges of this field, and offers an insight into future developments.

Age-related changes in the mechanical properties of soft tissues have a profound effect on human morbidity and mortality, and with changing global demographics, there is growing interest in this area. There has been increasing interest in robustly characterizing these mechanical changes to develop structure-property relationships, and growing awareness of the need for enhanced predictive models for computational simulations. This book seeks to address the challenges involved in applying these engineering techniques to reliably characterize these tissues.

Focusing on a wide range of tissues and presenting cutting-edge techniques, this book provides an invaluable reference to academics and researchers in a range of disciplines including biomechanics, materials science, tissue engineering, life sciences and biomedicine. 




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Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Derby
    • 1
  • Riaz Akhtar
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Manchester Materials Science CenterManchesterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03969-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03970-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1619-0181
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