Composites

Authored by: Chia-Wei Wang , Ann Marie Sastry

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EBBE2-120007272

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Abstract

Composite materials can be generally defined as those materials having two or more distinct material phases. Modeling of the shapes and effects of various phases in materials is tremendously important in understanding the combined mechanical and physiological role of biomaterials. Natural materials exhibit a high degree of variability, and use of statistical theories covered in this entry can be helpful in anticipating differences in clinical results of both in-vitro and in-vivo tissue response.

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