Synopses & Reviews
With Biomechanics: Motion, Flow, Stress, and Growth, the premier bioengineering scientist Y.C. Fung concludes a discussion first introduced in his seminal work, Biomechanics: Mechanical Properties of Living Tissues, and further articulated in Biomechanics: Circulation. This third volume not only stands alone as a comprehensive survey of the broad field of biomechanics, but also complements the explorations of the first two volumes, maintaining its emphasis on methods of classical engineering as applied to biological and physiological phenomena. While consistently recognizing the importance of historical precedence and perspective, Fung presents the most contemporary literature and the latest thinking in biomechanics in thei increasingly complex interdisciplinary subject. Considered here are 1.) the mechanics of body movement; 2.) the flow external to an animal in motion, and the internal flow of blood, gas, water, and other body fluids; 3.) the stress and strain, and the strength, trauma, and tolerance limits of tissues and organs; and 4.) the growth and change in living organisms in response to biomechanical principles. A generous number of problems to be solved and a carefully selected list of references are especially useful and should help to stimulate thought and discussion among advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and others with an interest in bioengineering and medicine.
Concludes the outline of biomechanics begun in Fung's (applied mechanics and engineering science/bioengineering, U. of California, San Diego) seminal Biomechanics (1981), and further articulated in Biodynamics (1984). The present volume further illustrates the methods of problem formulation, solutio
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Table of Contents
Preface.- Motion.- Segmental Motion and Vibrations.-External Flow: Fluid Dynamic Forces Acting on Moving Bodies.-Flying and Swimming.- Blood Flow in Heart, Lung, Arteries and Veins.- Micro- and Macrocirculation.- Respiratory Gas Flow.-Basic Transport Equations According to Thermodynamics, Molecular Diffusion, Mechanisms in Membranes and Multiphasic Structure.- Mass Transport in Capillaries, Tissues, Interstitial Space, Lymphatics, Indicator Dilution Method, and Peristalsis.-Description of Internal Deformation and Forces.- Stress, Strain, and Stability of Organs.- Strength, Trauma and Tolerance.- Biochemical Aspects of Growth and Tissue Engineering.- Author Index.- Subject Index.