Biofluid Mechanics

Biofluid Mechanics : An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Macrocirculation, and Microcirculation

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Both broad and deep in coverage, Rubenstein shows that fluid mechanics principles can be applied not only to blood circulation, but also to air flow through the lungs, joint lubrication, intraocular fluid movement and renal transport. Each section initiates discussion with governing equations, derives the state equations and then shows examples of their usage. Clinical applications, extensive worked examples, and numerous end of chapter problems clearly show the applications of fluid mechanics to biomedical engineering situations. A section on experimental techniques provides a springboard for future research efforts in the subject area.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 410 pages
  • 195.58 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 680.39g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0123813832
  • 9780123813831
  • 1,171,925

Table of contents

Part 1: Fluid Mechanics Basics

Fundamentals of Fluids
Conservation Laws
Part 2: Macrocirculation

The Heart
Blood flow in Arteries and Veins
Part 3: Microcirculation

Microvascular Beds
Transport in the Microcirculation
Lymphatic System
Part 4: Other Biological Flows within the Body

Blood flow in the lungs
Intraocular Fluid Flow
Lubrication of Joints
Flow Through the Kidney
Part 5: Experimental Techniques

In silico fluid mechanics
In vitro fluid mechanics
In vivo fluid mechanics
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