Francesca Di Puccio

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The tribological performance of artificial hip joints is a critical issue for their success, because adverse tissue reaction to wear debris causes loosening and failure. Many studies on wear and lubrication of hip prostheses have been published in the last 10 years, mostly on experimental tests. Theoretical/ numerical models have been proposed for(More)
The tympanic membrane is a key component of the human auditory apparatus which is a complex biomechanical system, devoted to sound reception and perception. Over the past 30 years, various bioengineering approaches have been applied to the ear modeling and particularly to the middle part. The tympanic membrane, included in the middle ear, transfers sound(More)
The ossicular chain of the human middle ear has a key role in sound conduction since it transfers vibrations from the tympanic membrane to the cochlea, connecting the outer and the inner part of the hearing organ. This study reports firstly a description of the main anatomical features of the middle ear to introduce a detailed survey of its biomechanics,(More)
A bone healing assessment is crucial for the successful treatment of fractures, particularly in terms of the timing of support devices. However, in clinical practice, this assessment is only made qualitatively through bone manipulation and X-rays, and hence cannot be repeated as often as might be required. The present study reconsiders the quantitative(More)
Psychoacoustic methodologies were investigated and applied to a case study within a cooperation project of the University of Pisa and Magna Closures S.p.A. mainly focused on the acoustics of power windows. The project included tests on closing-opening event sequences of the power window rail, to evaluate the component noise. Different trials were performed(More)
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