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Biofluid Mechanics


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This new 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 among other specialty circulations.

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Part 1: Fluid Mechanics Basics Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics Conservation Laws Part 2: Macrocirculation The Heart Blood Flow in Arteries and Veins Part 3: Microcirculation Microvascular Beds Mass Transport and Heat Transfer in the Microcirculation The Lymphatic System Part 4: Specialty Circulations Ventilation/Perfusion in the Lung Intraocular Fluid Flow Lubrication of Joints and Transport in Bone Flow Through the Kidney Splanchnic Circulation: Liver and Spleen Part 5: Modeling and Experimental Techniques In silico Biofluid Mechanics In vitro Biofluid Mechanics In vivo Biofluid Mechanics Further Readings Index

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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. 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. 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.


"...a systematic teaching and learning tool for students, as well as an effective educational structure to aid in the learning of biofluid mechanics...Every chapter of this textbook concludes with a summary that reiterates the salient points and key equations." --Zentralblatt MATH

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