Interaction between consolidation and lubrication of biological joints
Grant number: DP180100915 | Funding period: 2018 - 2021
This project aims to develop a computational model to be used in conjunction with experimental studies to understand complex lubrication systems in biological joints. Nature has equipped biological joints with a remarkable ability to achieve ultralow friction even at relatively high contact force, however the mechanisms used remain uncertain. This project intends to provide a deeper, fundamental understanding of the friction and contact mechanisms occurring in biological joints. The project outcomes could lead to bioinspired innovation in future engineering design and advancements in materials science that have the potential to significantly benefit Australian society.
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The status and challenges of replicating the mechanical properties of connective tissues using additive manufacturing
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