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

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1. Note to Students About the Textbook

1.2. Biomedical Engineering

1.3. Scope of Fluid Mechanics

1.4. Scope of Biofluid Mechanics

1.5. Dimensions and Units

Chapter 2. Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics

2.1. Fluid Mechanics Introduction

2.2. Fundamental Fluid Mechanics Equations

2.3. Analysis Methods

2.4. Fluid as a Continuum

2.5. Elemental Stress and Pressure

2.6. Kinematics: Velocity, Acceleration, Rotation and Deformation

2.7. Viscosity

2.8. Fluid Motions

2.9. Two-Phase Flows

2.10. Changes in the Fundamental Relationships on the Microscale

2.11. Fluid Structure Interaction

Chapter 3. Conservation Laws

3.1. Fluid Statics Equations

3.2. Buoyancy

3.3. Conservation of Mass

3.4. Conservation of Momentum

3.5. Momentum Equation with Acceleration

3.6. The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics

3.7. The Navier-Stokes Equations

3.8. Bernoulli Equation

Chapter 4. The Heart

4.1. Cardiac Physiology

4.2. Cardiac Conduction System/Electrocardiogram

4.3. The Cardiac Cycle

4.4. Heart Motion

4.5. Heart Valve Function

4.6. Disease Conditions

Chapter 5. Blood Flow in Arteries and Veins

5.1. Arterial System Physiology

5.2. Venous System Physiology

5.3. Blood Cells and Plasma

5.4. Blood Rheology

5.5. Pressure, Flow, and Resistance: Arterial System

5.6. Pressure, Flow, and Resistance: Venous System

5.7. Wave Propagation in Arterial Circulation

5.8. Flow Separation at Bifurcations and at Walls

5.9. Flow Through Tapering and Curved Channels

5.10. Pulsatile Flow and Turbulence

5.11. Disease Conditions

Chapter 6. Microvascular Beds

6.1. Microcirculation

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