Lecture Notes

I. Unit Cell Processes and Mechanics of Matrix Molecules and Tissues Structures
1 Clinical Examples of the Roles of Mechanical Forces in Tissues and Organs: The Working Paradigms Prof. Spector (PDF)
2 Tissue Structures and Unit Cell Processes Prof. Spector (PDF 1)

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3 Cell-Matrix Interactions: Extracellular Matrix Molecules, Adhesion Proteins and Integrins Prof. Spector (PDF 1)

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4 Models for the Mechanical Behavior of Porous Scaffolds Prof. L. Gibson (PDF)
5 Structure-Properties Relationships for Tissues Prof. Spector
6 Mechanics of Selected Tissues Prof. S. Socrate
II. Mechanics of Cells: Effects of Exogenous Forces and Endogenous Force Generation
7 Effects of Exogenous Mechanical Forces on Cells Prof. Spector
8 Response of Cells to Substrate Strain Prof. Spector (PDF)
9 Endothelial Cell Response to Flow Prof. C. F. Dewey
10 Quiz 1
11 Measuring Cell Contraction

Cell Force Monitor
Brendan Harley (PDF)
12 Endogenous Mechanical Force Generation by Cells Prof. Spector (PDF 1)

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13 Models for Cell Contraction In Vitro and In Vivo Prof. Spector (PDF 1)

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14 Mechanical Coupling of Cells with Matrix Prof. Yannas (PDF 1)

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15 Cell-matrix Interactions During Wound Closure Prof. Yannas (PDF - 1.6 MB)
16 Blockade of Contraction During Induced Organ Regeneration Prof. Yannas (PDF - 1.6 MB)
17 Review Prof. Spector
18 Quiz 2
III. Tissue Mechanics
19 Review of Principles of Linear Elastic Mechanics Prof. Yannas (PDF - 1.1 MB)
20 Nonlinear Elasticity: Tendon and Skin Prof. Yannas (PDF)
21 Linear Viscoelastic Behavior Prof. Yannas (PDF - 1.0 MB)
22 Response of Articular Cartilage to Mechanical Loading Prof. A. Grodzinsky
23 Mechanical Behavior of Ligament, Meniscus and Intervertebral Disc Prof. Spector (PDF 1)

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24 Mechanical Behavior of Bone Prof. Spector (PDF)
25 Response of Bone to Mechanical Loading

Prof. Spector (PDF)
26 Quiz 3