Biomechanics: Current Interdisciplinary Research

Selected proceedings of the Fourth Meeting of the European Society of Biomechanics in collaboration with the European Society of Biomaterials, September 24–26, 1984, Davos, Switzerland

  • S. M. Perren
  • E. Schneider

Part of the Developments in Biomechanics book series (DEBI, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Invited Lectures

  3. Biomaterials

  4. Biomechanics of Hard and Soft Tissues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. F. J. Klever, R. Klumpert, J. Horenberg, H. J. Grootenboer, D. H. Van Campen, T. Pauly
      Pages 167-172
    3. M. Portigliatti Barbos, P. Bianco, A. Ascenzi, A. Boyde
      Pages 173-178
    4. W. Bonfield, J. C. Behiri, C. Charalambides
      Pages 185-189
    5. H. K. Schwyzer, J. Cordey, S. Brun, P. Matter, S. M. Perren
      Pages 191-195
    6. W. Good, P. Hutzschenreuter
      Pages 197-202
    7. H. Röhrle, W. Sollbach, N. Gschwend
      Pages 203-208
    8. K. Merritt, J. D. Dowd
      Pages 209-214
    9. S. G. Steinemann
      Pages 215-220
    10. S. Tepic, T. Macirowski, R. W. Mann
      Pages 221-226
    11. C. W. J. Oomens, D. H. Van Campen, H. J. Grootenboer, L. J. De Boer
      Pages 227-232
  5. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Biomechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. J. A. W. M. Corver, F. N. Van de Vosse, A. A. Van Steenhoven, R. S. Reneman
      Pages 239-244
    3. G. J. Langewouters, K. H. Wesseling, W. J. A. Goedhard
      Pages 245-250
    4. J. Vosshougi, H. W. Weizsäcker
      Pages 251-256
    5. J. M. Huyghe, L. Blankevoort, H. J. Grootenboer, R. M. Heethaar, D. H. Van Campen
      Pages 257-262
  6. Dental Biomechanics

  7. Dynamics of the Musculoskeletal System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. S. Peterson, A. G. Erdman
      Pages 297-302
    3. A. De Lange, R. Huiskes, J. M. G. Kauer, H. Woltring
      Pages 303-308
    4. L. Blankevoort, R. Huiskes, A. de Lange
      Pages 309-314
    5. A. E. Engin, M. H. Moeinzadeh
      Pages 315-320

About this book


The papers presented at the Fourth 'Meeting of the European Society of Biomechanics, held in collaboration with the European Society for Biomaterials in late September 1984 in Davos, Switzerland, are published herewith. The main idea of the meeting was to gather together the many disciplines of researchers and clinicians active and interested in promoting biomechanical knowledge in one interdisciplinary society: the European Society of Biomechanics. We feel that the dialog across the disciplines is one of the important goals of the society, a goal which can be furthered by meetings like the one in Davos. A surgeon, whether a general, trauma or orthopaedic surgeon, is normally brought up without relevant exposure to spe­ cific technical problems. It therefore is not surprising that he speaks a different language with respect to mechanical problems than an engineer. Although a surgeon often has a feeling for what the solution to a particular problem might be, a fruitful inter­ disciplinary collaboration is made difficult by this scientific language barrier. On the other hand, a physicist, chemist, engi­ neer and metallurgist, to name a few, would do well with a realistic perception of the possibilities and limitations of surgery and of the relevance of a solution found to the initial question. Similar problems exist in other areas, e. g. in the field of sports biomechanics in the dialogue betweeen coach and researcher. Interdisciplinary misunderstandings have led to quite some unaeces£ary frustration in the past.


biomaterial biomechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • S. M. Perren
    • 1
  • E. Schneider
    • 1
  1. 1.M. E. Müller Institute for BiomechanicsUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7434-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7432-9
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