Mechanical Engineering ETDs

Author

Cyrus Abbasi

Publication Date

9-4-2013

Abstract

The research undertakings within this manuscript illustrate the importance of biomechanics in todays science. Without doubt, biomechanics can be utilized to obtain a better understanding of many unsolved mysteries involved in the field of medicine. Moreover, biomechanics can be used to develop better prosthetic or surgical devices as well. Chapter 2 represents a medical problem, which has not been solved for more than a century. With the use of fundamental principles of biomechanics, a better insight of this problem and its possible causes were obtained. Chapter 3 investigates the mechanical interaction between the human teeth and some processed food products during mastication, which is a routine but crucial daily activity of a human being. Chapter 4 looks at a problem within the field of surgery. In this chapter the stability and reliability of two different suturing techniques are explored. Chapters 5 and 6 represent new patent designs as a result of the investigations made in Chapter 4. Chapter 7 studies the impact and load transfer patterns during the collision between a child's head and the ground. All of the above mentioned chapters show the significance of biomechanics in solving a range of different medical problems that involve physical and or mechanical characters.'

Keywords

Biomechanics.

Degree Name

Mechanical Engineering

Level of Degree

Doctoral

Department Name

Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Khraishi, Tariq

First Committee Member (Chair)

Khraishi, Tariq

Second Committee Member

Shen, Yu-Lin

Third Committee Member

Baack, Bret

Fourth Committee Member

Harrison, Thomas

Sponsors

NA

Document Type

Dissertation

Language

English

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