Proteoglycan 4 reduces friction more than other synovial fluid components for both cartilage-cartilage and cartilage-metal articulation KU Leuven
OBJECTIVE: The clinical success of focal metallic resurfacing implants depends largely on the friction between implant and opposing cartilage. Therefore, the present study determines the lubricating ability of the synovial fluid components hyaluronic acid (HA), proteoglycan 4 (PRG4) and a surface-active phospholipid (1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine, POPC), on the articulation between cartilage and a Cobalt Chromium Molybdenum ...
Poly(lactic acid) biocomposites containing biochar particles: effects of fillers and plasticizers on crystallization and thermal properties KU Leuven Universiteit Hasselt
Bio-based poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)/thermoplastic starch composites as a host matrix for biochar fillers KU Leuven
A numerical study of extensional flow-induced crystallization in filament stretching rheometry KU Leuven
Optimization of Anti-kinking Designs for Vascular Grafts Based on Supramolecular Materials KU Leuven
A filament stretching rheometer for in situ X-ray experiments: Combining rheology and crystalline morphology characterization KU Leuven
We present a rheometer that combines the possibility to perform in situ X-ray experiments with a precise and locally controlled uniaxial extensional flow. It thus allows us to study the crystallization kinetics and morphology evolution combined with the rheological response to the applied flow field. A constant uniaxial deformation rate is ensured, thanks to a fast control scheme that drives the simultaneous movement of the top and bottom plates ...