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Biofluid Mechanics

An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Macrocirculation, and Microcirculation

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.


Undergraduate and graduate students in biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering

Hardbound, 410 Pages

Published: September 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-381383-1


  • 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


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