Structure-Property Relationships of Biological Materials

  • Joon Bu Park


The major difference between biological materials and biomaterials (implants) isviability. There are other important differences that distinguish living materials from artificial replacements. First, most biological materials are continuously bathed with body fluids, most of which are water as given in Table 6-1. Exceptions are the specialized surface layers of skin, hair, nails, hooves, and the enamel of teeth. Second, most biological materials can be considered as composites.


Hyaluronic Acid Collagen Fiber Chondroitin Sulfate Collagen Fibril Strain Energy Function 
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  • Joon Bu Park
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  1. 1.College of EngineeringUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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