Advances in Heat Transfer, Volume 22

1st Edition

Bioengineering Heat Transfer

Serial Volume Editors: Young Cho
Print ISBN: 9780120200221
eBook ISBN: 9780080575766
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th June 1992
Page Count: 443
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This volume of Advances in Heat Transfer begins with an excellent overview of heat transfer in bioengineering. Subsequent chapters lead the reader through fundamental approaches for analyzing the response of living cells and tissues to temperature extremes, state-of-the-art mathematical models of bioheat transfer, an extensive review of mathematical models of bioheat transfer processes at high and low temperatures, and experimental tools for temperature measurement. This volume will effectively aid any researcher in the field by illuminating a greater understanding of fundamental issues relevant to heat transfer processes in biosystems.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Presents the fundamentals and applications of heat and mass transfer in biomedical systems

  • Presents a review of mathematical models for bioheat transfer, including heat transfer at temperature extremes
  • Includes detailed discussions of state-of-the-art bioheat equations
  • Explains techniques for temperature measurement in the human body


Biomedical, biothermal, mechanical, and chemical engineers; graduate students, researchers, and medical doctors involved in clinical research in the field of bioheat transfer, and related research.

Table of Contents

J.C. Chato, A View of the History of Heat Transfer in Bioengineering. C.K. Charney, Mathematical Models of Bioheat Transfer. K.R. Diller, Modelling of Bioheat Transfer Processes at High and Low Temperatures. J.W. Valvano, Temperature Measurements. Chapter References. Index.


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About the Serial Volume Editor

Young Cho

Affiliations and Expertise

Drexel University, USA


@qu:This is a timely and excellent summary of three areas of bioheat transfer that have been the subject of considerable interest over the past decade: the search for a fundamental tissue energy equation to describe microvascular blood perfusion, the modeling of cellular and tissue processes at high and low temperatures, and a summary of the latest temperature measurement techniques for living tissue. All three contributions provide a much needed summary of the state of the art that would be equally useful to both new and experienced researchers in these areas. The short historical introduction by Chato is also delightful. @source:--Sheldon Weinbaum, CUNY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING, THE CITY COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK @qu:This book is wholeheartedly recommended to the researcher, and to the student who wishes to commence work in a particular field. @source:--JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL WORKING TECHNOLOGY @qu:The articles, which serve as a broad review for experts in the field, willalso be of great interest to non-specialists with only a general knowledge of the field who need to know the results of the latest research. @source:--CURRENT SCIENCE