Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Mechanics of bacterial cellulose hydrogel
Author: Gao, Xing
ISNI:       0000 0004 7970 8764
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2016
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
Natural polymer-based hydrogels, like bacterial cellulose (BC) hydrogels, gained a growing interest in the past decade mainly thanks to their good biological properties and similar fibrous structure as real human tissues that make them good potential candidate materials for various applications in a biomedical field. BC hydrogels are produced in a process of primary metabolism of some microorganisms. They were intensively studied with regard to their biological aspects, revealing many potential applications such as a direct implant replacement of some real tissues and an excellent scaffold for in-vitro tissue regeneration; still, its mechanical behaviour under application-relevant conditions has not been well documented.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Loughborough University
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified ; Bacterial cellulose hydrogel ; Nano-fibrous network ; Mechanical characterisation ; Inelastic behaviour ; Time-dependent behaviour ; Micro-morphological observation ; Deformation mechanisms ; Inverse parameter estimation ; Stiffness of nanofibres