(May 4th) In this video lecture, Prof. Lisa Pruitt discusses Student Presentations.
Reducing sound in Tilting Disk Heart Valve: historical, Bjork-Shiley Convexoconcave, design specialization, device analysis. Revision TKR. Relieve pain and restore functions due to ankylosis: inflammatory arthritis, tissue graft failure, alloplastic device failure. Device replaces mandibular condyle and fossa-eminence. Hertz contact. Stress shielding analysis, fall analysis, failure analysis
This course of UC Berkeley - Bio Engineering/ME C117: Structural Aspects of Biomaterials - provides an overview of medical devices, FDA regulatory issues, biocompatibility and sterilization technology. It examines biomechanical properties: isotropy/anisotropy, stiffness, bending stresses, contact stresses, multiaxial loading, plasticity, fatigue, fracture, wear, corrosion, design issues. Also covered: Orthopedics, Dental, Cardiovascular, and Soft Tissue Reconstruction.Professor Pruitt's current research is focused on fatigue and fracture micromechanisms, cyclic damage zones, and evolution of structure due to cyclic loading and environment in advanced polymers and biomaterials.