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Interactive Module for Biomaterial Modeling and Characterization

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

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June 15, 2014

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June 15, 2014

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June 18, 2014



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Materials Division Technical Session 1

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24.793.1 - 24.793.13



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Kumar Vikram Singh Miami University

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Dr. Kumar Vikram Singh is an Associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He has received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University (LSU) in May 2003. His ongoing research focuses in the analysis of theoretical and computational inverse eigenvalue problems related to multidisciplinary areas of active vibration control, aeroelastic control, rotordynamics, active materials, composite structures and engineering education. He is also a registered P.E. in the state of Louisiana in the area of mechanical design.

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Fazeel Khan Miami University

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Interactive Module for Biomaterial Modeling and CharacterizationThe burgeoning field of biocompatible polymers (biomaterials) presents many avenues forexploring the applications of material modeling and simulation techniques within theundergraduate and graduate curriculum. The implementation vehicle created for achieving thishas been the development of online learning modules which can be utilized in a range of materialscience and mechanics of materials courses. This research project has entailed the developmentof interactive Matlab-GUI based learning modules which demonstrate the characterization of themechanical properties of biocompatible polymers through material modeling and simulation.Few polymeric materials, which are used in load bearing prosthetics and in more flexibleapplications such as tissue repair, were selected to demonstrate the large variations indeformation characteristics that might be encountered even in one category of materials. Themodules feature experimental data libraries which enable students to understand the process oftuning material model parameters by juxtaposing simulation and experimental data in variousapplications. This is preceded by a detailed account of the mathematical basis of the variousrheological models and a consideration of their respective limitations. A dedicated website hasbeen created for this project. Measures to ensure ease of use and broad utilization includepackaging of the interactive Matlab programs in the form of downloadable apps. Furthermore,the provision of downloadable experimental data files also broadens the scope of future analysis,and presents the potential for lecture-only courses to feature a lab based activity to engagestudents in greater depth. This format enables the learning modules as well as the developedsimulation apps, which are also available at the Mathworks website, to be used by external usersand other institutes. The collection of pre-post questionnaire and summary survey data has beenundertaken towards the assessment of the project learning outcomes. A summary of this datawill be made available on the project website.A representative schematic of the experime e t ental and inte eractive sim mulation activ vities associa ated with the deesign optimi ization of po olymer parts used in total knee replac l cement

Singh, K. V., & Khan, F. (2014, June), Interactive Module for Biomaterial Modeling and Characterization Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20685

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