Abstract

Bone growth and remodeling are complex phenomena that are influenced by a variety of factors including mechanical stimuli. However, it is still unclear how to identify and quantitatively characterize the mechanical stimuli responsible for bone cell growth. The objective of this study is to design and simulate an experimental apparatus to cyclically apply pressure and shear stresses to bone cells and observe their growth (or lack thereof) as a function of the applied loads.

Thesis Completion

2020

Semester

Summer

Thesis Chair

Perotti, Luigi

Co-Chair

Coathup, Melanie

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Program

Mechanical Engineering

Language

English

Access Status

Campus Access

Length of Campus-only Access

5 years

Release Date

8-1-2025

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