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Special Issue "Biotribology in Human Body"
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2019).
University of Salerno, Department of Industrial Engineering, Salerno, Italy
Interests: (bio)tribology; lubrication modeling; rotodynamics; noise and vibration control
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It is well known that “Biotribology" is an emerging research sector and covers all aspects of tribology concerned with biological systems. In last few years, scientific attention has been focused on several topics connected, for example, to "joint tribology" with the aim to principally investigate hip, knee, and ankle joints, articular cartilage biomechanical behavior and modeling, innovative restorative materials of joints, and synovial lubrication, since synovial joints are key components of the human musculoskeletal system and can be viewed as a natural (complex) bearing lubricated by synovial fluid. In this research field, the studies are often approached by in-vivo and in-vitro experimental investigations, and in the last time by developing more and more accurate in-silico models. For this purpose, the compression and the modeling of tribological principles is fundamental, both for understanding the real behaviour of the investigated bio-systems, and also for the design of increasingly performing prostheses.
Others research directions on Biotribology focuses on dental tribology, devoted to the study of natural and implanted teeth, toothpaste, restorative material, as well as skin tribology, medical devices tribology, etc.
This Special Issue aims the latest advances in bio-tribological challenges in the human body with particular attention on the mathematical and numerical modeling necessary for in-silico tribological investigations. Contributions are welcome from both academic researchers and their industrial peers, dealing with the latest developments on this topic.
All kind of researches in this field are welcome, this Special Issue will cover principally the following topics:
- Lubrication models of natural and artificial human synovial joints
- Dynamic modeling of human motion
- Surface metrology, contact mechanics, friction, lubrication and wear of artificial joints
- Tribological behavior of biomaterials
- Biological implants
- Dental tribology
- Ocular tribology
- Mouth feel and taste perception in oral environment
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Ruggiero
Manuscript Submission Information
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