Springer Theses

A Phenomenological Mathematical Modelling Framework for the Degradation of Bioresorbable Composites

Authors: Moreno-Gomez, Ismael

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Cambridge Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date database of quantitative composite degradation data mined from existing literature Includes a detailed description of a mathematical modelling framework for the degradation of bioresorbable composites and the analysis of 107 different composite case studies 
  • Provides new insights into the interwoven factors controlling degradation
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This book presents a generalised computational model for the degradation of resorbable composites, using analytic expressions to represent the interwoven phenomena present during degradation. It then combines this modelling framework with a comprehensive database of quantitative degradation data mined from existing literature and from novel experiments, to provide new insights into the interrelated factors controlling degradation.

Resorbable composites made of biodegradable polyesters and calcium-based ceramics have significant therapeutic potential as tissue engineering scaffolds, as temporary implants and as drug-loaded matrices for controlled release. However, their degradation is complex and the rate of resorption depends on multiple connected factors such as the shape and size of the device, polymer chemistry and molecular weight, particle phase, size, volume fraction, distribution and pH-dependent dissolution properties. Understanding and ultimately predicting the degradation of resorbable composites is of central importance if we are to fully unlock the promise of these materials.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04990-4
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04989-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Phenomenological Mathematical Modelling Framework for the Degradation of Bioresorbable Composites
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04990-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04990-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04989-8
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLIII, 325
Number of Illustrations
121 b/w illustrations, 262 illustrations in colour
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