Effect of Artificial Cartilage Made up of Smart Material of Nanostructure on Dispersion in Poorly Conducting Macromolecular Components in Synovial Joints

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Electrohydrodynamic (EHD) dispersion of macromolecular components in a biological bearing consisting of a poorly conducting synovial fluid both in the cavity of the bones and in the bounding porous cartilage of finite thickness is investigated using Taylor’s [4] dispersion model . It is shown that artificial joints involving smart materials of nanostructure discussed here work more efficiently than the natural joints.

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Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 334-335)

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J.K. Kim, D.Z. Wo, L.M. Zhou, H.T. Huang, K.T. Lau and M. Wang

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1245-1248

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N. Rudraiah et al., "Effect of Artificial Cartilage Made up of Smart Material of Nanostructure on Dispersion in Poorly Conducting Macromolecular Components in Synovial Joints", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 334-335, pp. 1245-1248, 2007

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March 2007

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