Biofluid Mechanics

An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Macrocirculation, and Microcirculation

By

  • David Rubenstein, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
  • Wei Yin, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
  • Mary Frame, Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

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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Audience

Undergraduate and graduate students in biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering

 

Book information

  • Published: September 2011
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-381383-1


Table of Contents

Part 1: Fluid Mechanics Basics

  1. Introduction
  2. Fundamentals of Fluids
  3. Conservation Laws
  4. Part 2: Macrocirculation

  5. The Heart
  6. Blood flow in Arteries and Veins
  7. Part 3: Microcirculation

  8. Microvascular Beds
  9. Transport in the Microcirculation
  10. Lymphatic System
  11. Part 4: Other Biological Flows within the Body

  12. Blood flow in the lungs
  13. Intraocular Fluid Flow
  14. Lubrication of Joints
  15. Flow Through the Kidney
  16. Part 5: Experimental Techniques

  17. In silico fluid mechanics
  18. In vitro fluid mechanics
  19. In vivo fluid mechanics