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Biofluid Mechanics - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780128180341

Biofluid Mechanics

3rd Edition

An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Macrocirculation, and Microcirculation

Authors: David Rubenstein Wei Yin Mary Frame
Paperback ISBN: 9780128180341
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st April 2021
Page Count: 624
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Fluid Mechanics Basics
1. Introduction
2. Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
3. Conservation Laws
4. Introduction to Heat Transfer

Part 2: Macrocirculation
5. The Heart
6.Blood Flow in Arteries and Veins

Part 3: Microcirculation
7. Microvascular Beds
8. Mass Transport and Heat Transfer in the Microcirculation
9. The Lymphatic System

Part 4: Specialty Circulations
10. Ventilation/Perfusion in the Lung
11. Intraocular Fluid Flow
12. Lubrication of Joints and Transport in Bone
13. Flow Through the Kidney
14. Splanchnic Circulation: Liver and Spleen

Part 5: Modeling and Experimental Techniques
15. In silico Biofluid Mechanics
16. In vitro Biofluid Mechanics
17. In vivo Biofluid Mechanics


Biofluid Mechanics: An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Macrocirculation, and Microcirculation, Third Edition shows how fluid mechanics principles can be applied not only to blood circulation, but also to air flow through the lungs, joint lubrication, intraocular fluid movement, renal transport, and other specialty circulations. This new edition contains new homework problems and worked examples, including MATLAB-based examples. In addition, new content has been added on such relevant topics as Womersley and Oscillatory Flows. With advanced topics in the text now denoted for instructor convenience, this book is particularly suitable for both senior and graduate-level courses in biofluids.

Key Features

  • Uses language and math that is appropriate and conducive for undergraduate and first-year graduate learning
  • Contains new worked examples and end-of-chapter problems
  • Covers topics in the traditional biofluids curriculum, also addressing other systems in the body
  • Discusses clinical applications throughout the book, providing practical applications for the concepts discussed
  • Includes more advanced topics to help instructors teach an undergraduate course without a loss of continuity in the class


Upper level undergraduate and graduate students in biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering


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About the Authors

David Rubenstein

Dr. Rubenstein focuses on two major research areas: vascular tissue engineering and the initiation/progression of cardiovascular diseases mediated through platelet and endothelial cell interactions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Wei Yin

Dr. Yin conducts research into coronary artery disease, specifically how altered blood flow and stress distribution affect platelet and endothelial cell behavior and lead to cardiovascular disease initiation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA

Mary Frame

The focus of Dr. Frame’s research is in integrating signal transduction events with physical properties of blood flow at the microvascular level, with the long term research goal of understanding the two phase question of how solute distribution and transport are coupled in the microcirculation.

Affiliations and Expertise

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