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  • An asperity deformation model for the sliding cylinder problem : theoretical and experimental investigations 

    Busquet, Magali (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2000)
    Statistical analysis shows that the main reason for the failure of machines is not breakage but wear of the moving parts resulting from rubbing stress. Although the laws of friction are fairly well substantiated, there are ...
  • A study of the role of oil additives in the failure of ball bearings 

    Brennan, Niall (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2000)
    This thesis examines the influence that extreme pressure oil additives have in the failure of ball bearings. Additives are commonly used in lubricating oils to improve their properties. In recent years some sections of ...
  • THEREPI: A therapeutic epicardial reservoir for the treatment of cardiac disease 

    WHYTE, WILLIAM (Trinity College Dublin. School of Engineering. Discipline of Mechanical & Manuf. Eng, 2019)
    The clinical translation of regenerative therapy for the diseased heart, whether in the form of cells, macromolecules or small molecules, is hampered by several factors: the poor retention and short biological half-life ...
  • Computational and experimental investigation of bone cell response to mechanical stimuli 

    McGarry, James Gerard (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2006)
    The importance of mechanical loading in maintaining bone quality is well illustrated by the drastic effects of its absence in, for example, microgravity, cast immobilisation or paraplegia. The mechanisms underlying adaptation ...
  • Mechanobiology of tissue differentiation during osteochondral defect repair 

    Kelly, Daniel John (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2004)
    Differentiation can be thought of as a process by which cells and tissues undergo a change in phenotype toward a more specialized form or function. It is the contention of this thesis that tissue differentiation is in some ...

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