Gallstone and other diseases of the biliary tract affect more than around 20% of the adult population. The complications of gallstones, acute pancreatitis and obstructive jaundice, can be lethal.
This is the first book to systematically treat biliary tract and gallbladder modelling with physiological and clinical information in a biomechanical context. The book provides readers with detailed biomechanical modelling procedures for the biliary tract and gallbladder based on physiological information, clinical observations and experimental data and with the results properly interpreted in terms of clinical diagnosis and with biomechanical mechanisms for biliary diseases.
The text can be used as a reference book for university undergraduates, postgraduates and professional researchers in applied mathematics, biomechanics, biomechanical engineering and biomedical engineering, as well as related surgeons.
Table of Contents
1. Physiology of the human biliary system 2. 1D Models of Newtonian Bile Flow in the Biliary Tract 3. 1D Models of Non-Newtonian Bile Flow 4. 1D Dimensionless FSI and 3D FSI of the CD 5. Biomechanical Model for GB Pain 6. Passive and Active Stresses in GB Wall 7. Cross-Bridges of GB Smooth Muscle Contraction 8. Quasi-Nonlinear Analysis of Anisotropic GB Wall 9. Fully Non-linear Analysis of GB Wall 10. Heterogeneous Biomechanical Behaviour of GB Wall 11. Modelling Viscous Pressure-Volume Curve of GB 12. Constitutive Law of GB Walls with Damage Effect 13. GB 3D Models from Ultrasound Images 14. Fluid Mechanics of Bile Flow in Biliary Drainage Catheters
Wenguang Li is Research Associate, University of Glasgow, UK. His research interests span biomechanical modelling of the biliary tract and gallbladder, fluid and heat flows in fluid machines and devices in energy engineering.