Biomechanics and Tribology

A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 579

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Università di Pisa, Largo Lucio Lazzarino 2, 56122 Pisa, Italy
Interests: biomechanics; tribology; human movement analysis; computational mechanics
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Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa, Largo Lucio Lazzarino 2, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: biotribology; computational biomechanics; motion analysis; vibration analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

According to Hatze (1973), “Biomechanics is the study of the structure and functions of the biological systems by means of the methods of mechanics”. On the other hand, tribology investigates the interactions between articulating surfaces and mainly deals with friction, lubrication, and wear.

The combination of biomechanics and tribology constitutes a wide research field that covers synovial joint lubrication to tooth wear, from implant design to material tests. In this variety, methodological approaches can be very different, and can take the form of vitro and in vivo experimental studies, finite element and musculoskeletal computational models, and AI approaches.

We would like to invite researchers to contribute to this Special Issue and share their achievements in this exciting and growing field.

Dr. Francesca Di Puccio
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Ruggiero
Dr. Lorenza Mattei
Guest Editors

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  • biotribology
  • tribology
  • wear
  • friction
  • lubrication
  • biomechanics
  • musculoskeletal analysis
  • implants
  • artificial joints
  • natural joints

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