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Tuning elasticity of open-cell solid foams and bone scaffolds via randomized vertex connectivity

Nachtrab, Susan; Kapfer, Sebastian C; Rietzel, Dominik; Madadi, Mahyar; Drummer, Dietmar; Arns, Christoph; Kraynik, Andrew M; Schroeder-Turk, Gerd E; Mecke, Klaus

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Tuning mechanical properties of and fluid flow through open-cell solid structures is a challenge for material science, in particular for the design of porous structures used as artificial bone scaffolds in tissue engineering. We present a method to tune the effective elastic properties of custom-designed open-cell solid foams and bone scaffold geometries by almost an order of magnitude while approximately preserving the pore space geometry and hence fluid transport properties. This strong...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61082
Source: Advanced Engineering Materials
DOI: 10.1002/adem.201100145

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