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  • Passive mechanical properties of skeletal muscle in compression 

    Van Loocke, Mélanie (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2007)
    The compressive properties of skeletal muscle are of prime interest in applications where muscle tissue is submitted to compressive loads; e.g., to improve the design of protective equipment for vehicular occupants, to ...
  • Pedestrian whole body ground contact mechanisms and head injury assessment following vehicle impact 

    SHANG, SHI (Trinity College Dublin. School of Engineering. Discipline of Mechanical & Manuf. Eng, 2020)
    According to the WHO, there are an estimated 1.35 million road-traffic related deaths each year, with pedestrians constituting approximately 22% of this figure, which justifies the necessity of research into vehicle-pedestrian ...
  • Pneumatic artificial muscles for human-friendly mobile service robots 

    CULLINAN, MICHAEL (Trinity College Dublin. School of Engineering. Discipline of Mechanical & Manuf. Eng, 2019)
    Developing robotic systems which can operate in complex, human centred environments is a major challenge, but one which holds the promise of dramatically improving human living standards in several areas including ...
  • Polymer / clay nanocomposites 

    Istrate, Oana-Mihaela (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2012)
    Polymer/clay nanocomposites are a new class of materials with unique properties that are not shared by the pristine polymers or the conventional composites. These materials may present enhanced mechanical, themial, barrier ...
  • Post-menopausal osteoporosis and the effect of remodelling on bone material 

    Brady, Kevin (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2007)
    This work concerns the relationship between bone and its environment and how changes in this environment affect its mechanical behaviour. More particularly, it concerns how the alteration of this environment following ...
  • Power and position-oriented process monitoring of freeform abrasive machining 

    Brazel, Emma (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2013)
    Abrasive machining is used for the generation of freeform femoral implant surfaces in the biomedical industry. The abrasive machining operation is typified by high speed material removal in multiple axes, difficult-to-machine ...
  • Prediciton of fatigue failure in engineering components using the finite element method 

    Wang, Ge (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2000)
    Prediction of fatigue failure in engineering artefects is becoming increasingly important as we enter the third millennium; more catastrophic fatigue failures will occur as engineers push the limits of design even further ...
  • Predictions of Rotor Broadband Noise 

    Botha, Jason (Trinity College Dublin. School of Engineering. Discipline of Mechanical & Manuf. Eng, 2018)
    This thesis presents an enhanced method for predicting aerodynamically generated broadband noise, produced by rotating machinery. The method improves on existing work for Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) noise prediction, ...
  • Process, precedent, and community : new learning environments for engineering design 

    Holland, Dónal (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2014)
    Project-based design courses are an increasingly conunon component of engineering education. Most engineering schools have traditionally emphasized the analytical and scientific aspects of the discipline, and an increase ...
  • Quantitative accoustic analysis of inhaler sounds for the objective assessment of inhaler adherence in patients with chronic respiratory diseases 

    Holmes, Martin S. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2016)
    Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are two of the most prevalent chronic respiratory disorders. Over 800 million people suffer from these diseases and over four million people die annually. Although ...
  • Reconfigurable manufacturing process monitoring systems 

    Morgan, Jeff (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2016)
    Performance measurement is indispensable to manufacturing, due to the fact that if the efficiency of an activity cannot be measured it could not be effectively controlled. Recent trends in process monitoring systems point ...
  • Reconfigurable test execution systems machine and process development 

    MARTIN, CIAN (Trinity College Dublin. School of Engineering. Discipline of Mechanical & Manuf. Eng, 2018)
    Reconfigurable manufacturing systems (RMS) are a key enabling technology to meet new challenges in a global market. These emerging products and markets are defined as having short development cycles, being highly customisable ...
  • Recovery factor and conjugate heat transfer for micro jet impingement 

    Lupton, Thomas (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2010)
    Impinging jets are renowned for achieving high rates of heat transfer over extended periods of time. The bulk of the research to date in this area has focused on relatively large diameter jets. However, the current study ...
  • Resonant aeroacoustic source localisation in ducted bluff body flows 

    Finnegan, Shane Leslie (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2011)
  • Responses of bone cells to microinjury 

    Mulcahy, Lauren Elizabeth (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2012)
    Microdamage in bone has been implicated as a principal stimulator of bone remodeling through the release of numerous biochemical factors. Such factors initiate the bone resorbing and bone forming potential of the constitutive ...
  • Simulation of bone fracture and cutting using the theory of critical distances 

    Kasiri Ghahi, Saeid (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2008)
    This work was concerned with the prediction of bone fracture in situations where fracture was initiated in areas of stress concentration. Two conditions were studied: (i) fracture in bones and bone samples weakened by the ...
  • Simulation of microcrack growth and repair in living bone 

    Tisbo, Pietro (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2013)
    As they are the structural components of the body, bones are subjected to the accumulation of damage because of cyclical stress (fatigue). The fatigue damage in bone takes the form of microscopic cracks (microcracks) that ...
  • Simulation of tissue differentation during fracture healing 

    Lacroix, Damien (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2001)
    Fracture healing is a complex biological process during which, repair of the damaged tissues occurs so efficiently that the initial strength and anatomy of the bone are restored. Mechanical loading is believed to greatly ...
  • Spatial presentation of tissue specific extracellular matrix components and growth factors on porous electrospun fibre scaffolds for bone-ligament interface tissue engineering 

    OLVERA, DINORATH PAMELA (Trinity College Dublin. School of Engineering. Discipline of Mechanical & Manuf. Eng, 2018)
    In many clinical situations ligament or tendon replacements are required, such as for the surgical replacement of a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The current ‘gold standard’ treatment is resection of the torn ...
  • Stochastic failure modelling of total hip replacement 

    Galibarov, Pavel E. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2009)
    Failure of total hip replacement (THR) can be a highly variable phenomenon. Many factors of a different nature may affect the outcome of this operation, e.g. loads occuring in the joint, patient geometry, implant design, ...