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Materiomics: Multiscale Mechanics of Biological Materials and Structures

  • Markus J. Buehler
  • Roberto Ballarini

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 546)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Roberto Ballarini, Markus Buehler
    Pages 1-11
  3. Alfonso Gautieri, Markus J. Buehler
    Pages 13-55
  4. Alberto Redaelli, Simone Vesentini, Alfonso Gautieri, Paolo Zunino
    Pages 71-86
  5. Claire M. Cobley, Seraphine V. Wegner, Martin Streichfuss, Joachim P. Spatz
    Pages 87-105
  6. Ebrahimi Warkiani Majid, Chwee Teck Lim
    Pages 107-119
  7. Roberto Ballarini
    Pages 121-149

About this book


Multiscale mechanics of hierarchical materials plays a crucial role in understanding and engineering biological and bioinspired materials and systems. The mechanical science of hierarchical tissues and cells in biological systems has recently emerged as an exciting area of research and provides enormous opportunities for innovative basic research and technological advancement. Such advances could enable us to provide engineered materials and structure with properties that resemble those of biological systems, in particular the ability to self-assemble, to self-repair, to adapt and evolve, and to provide multiple functions that can be controlled through external cues. This book presents material from leading researchers in the field of mechanical sciences of biological materials and structure, with the aim to introduce methods and applications to a wider range of engineers.


Biological Materials Biological Structures Materiomics Mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Markus J. Buehler
    • 1
  • Roberto Ballarini
    • 2
  1. 1.Civil and Environmental DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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