Introduction to Biomaterials
The main goal of the course is to give an insight to materials structure-properties relationship, with enphasis on materials for biomedical applications.
João Paulo Miranda Ribeiro Borges
Weekly - 4
Total - 70
-William F. Smith, Principles of Materials Science and Engineering, McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, 1996
-Buddy D. Ratner et. al (ed), Biomaterials Science - An introduction to Materials in Medicine, Academic Press, New York, 1996
- Teacher''''s handouts
Two tipes of presencial classes: Lectures (2h/week); Practical (2 h/week). Lectures will be supported by powerpoint slides.
Tuturial classes are also available every week (2 h/week) for supporting the students in there homework.
Evaluation has 5 components:
1 - Individual Quiz Test concerning Lab activitiy (MTL);
2 - Report (RAL) of lab activity (group activity);
3 - Individual quiz tests on T and TP classes (Q) ;
4 - Research activities / selected exercices (P)
5 - 2 Tests (T) or a Final Exam (EF) covering lecture topics.
Final grade is obtained by:
i) 0,05*MTL+0,10*RAL+0,15*Q+0,10*P+0,60*(average T);
If the teacher finds necessary, students with a final grade equal or higher than 17 will be subjected to oral examination.
1. Materials classificatiion. Biomaterials and biocompatibility.
2. Metalic and Ceramic materials: Crystal structure and crystal geometry; X-ray diffraction; Crystalline imperfections.
5. Phase diagrams.
4. Polymeric Materials.
5. Mechanical properties of materials
6. Linear Viscoelasticity.
7. Rubber elasticity.
8. Elasticity of biological tissues: the formation of an aneurysm - analogy with rubber elasticity.
1 - Synthesis of PMMA and Nylon 6-10
2 - Tensile tests of a metal and a polymer: Analysis of the stress-strain curve.
3 - Rubber elasticity (Gough-Joule effect, uniaxial and biaxial tensile tests).
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