Description

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.

Key Features

  • Uses language and math that is appropriate and conducive for undergraduate learning, containing many worked examples and end of chapter problems
  • All engineering concepts and equations are developed within a biological context
  • Covers topics in the traditional biofluids curriculum, as well as addressing other systems in the body that can be described by biofluid mechanics principles, such as air flow through the lungs, joint lubrication, intraocular fluid movement, and renal transport
  • Clinical applications are discussed throughout the book, providing practical applications for the concepts discussed.

Readership

Undergraduate and graduate students in biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering

Details

No. of pages:
410
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123813831
Electronic ISBN:
9780123813848

About the editors

David Rubenstein

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Wei Yin

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Mary Frame

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY