Low friction hydrogel for articular cartilage repair: evaluation of mechanical and tribological properties in comparison with natural cartilage tissue.
Investigation of friction and surface degradation of innovative boundary lubricant functionalized hydrogel material for use as artificial articular cartilage
A novel polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel functionalized with organic boundary lubricant for use as low-friction cartilage substitute: synthesis, physical/chemical, mechanical, and friction characterization.
- Michelle M. Blum, T. Ovaert
- Materials Science, EngineeringJournal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B…
- 1 October 2012
A novel material design was developed by functionalizing polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel with an organic low-friction boundary lubricant, suggesting that the hydrocarbons produced surface properties that mimic natural cartilage, and contact behavior of the biphasic system was dependent on processing method.
Experimental and numerical tribological studies of a boundary lubricant functionalized poro-viscoelastic PVA hydrogel in normal contact and sliding.
Synthesis and characterization of a zwitterionic hydrogel blend with low coefficient of friction.
Mechanics and tribology of a zwitterionic polymer blend: Impact of molecular weight.
Synthesis and Characterization of Zwitterionic Polymer Brush Functionalized Hydrogels with Ionic Responsive Coefficient of Friction.
- Allen O. Osaheni, Ariel Ash-Shakoor, I. Gitsov, P. Mather, Michelle M. Blum
- Materials Science, EngineeringLangmuir
- 30 March 2020
The investigation involving the synthesis and characterization of two unique types of polymer brush functionalized PVA hydrogels found to be cytocompatible and the impact of brush functionalization on the mechanics of the tribologically enhanced gels are reported with comparison to natural articular cartilage within the context of Hertzian contact theory.
A Mechanics of Materials Outreach Activity – Reconstructing the Human Body: Biomaterials and Biomimicry
Students were asked to perform a hands-on activity to introduce them to the fundamental material science and mechanics through the concept of biomimicry and provide a link between material science, mechanics and biomedical engineering.
The use of a hydrogel implant in the repair of osteochondral defects of the knee: A biomechanical evaluation of restoration of native contact pressures in cadaver knees.
Poster 134: Inter‐Professional Relationships as a Means to Develop New Assistive Devices: A Partnership Between an Academic PMR Department and a University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace…