Because of developments in powerful computer technology, computational techniques, advances in a wide spectrum of diverse technologies, and other advances coupled with cross disciplinary pursuits between technology and its greatly significant applied implications in human body processes, the field of biomechanics is evolving as a broadly significant area. This Third Volume presents the advances in widely diverse areas with significant implications for human betterment that occur continuously at a high rate. These include dynamics of musculo-skeletal systems; mechanics of hard and soft tissues; mechanics of muscle; mechanics of bone remodeling; mechanics of implant-tissue interfaces; cardiovascular and respiratory biomechanics; mechanics of blood flow, air flow, flow-prosthesis interfaces; mechanics of impact; dynamics of man machine interaction; and numerous other areas.
The great breadth and depth of the field of biomechanics on the international scene requires at least four volumes for adequate treatment. These four volumes constitute a well integrated set that can be utilized as individual volumes. They provide a substantively significant and rather comprehensive, in-depth treatment of biomechanic systems and techniques that is most surely unique on the international scene.
Table of Contents
Three-Dimensional Dynamic Anatomical Modeling of the Human Knee Joint, Mohamed Samir Hefzy and Eihab Muhammed Abdel-Rahman
Adaptive Bone Remodeling Concepts, Nicole M. Grosland, Vijay K. Goel, and Roderic S. Lakes
Dynamic Modeling of Human Joints with a Special Application to the Human Knee, A.E. Engin
Scanning Acoustic Microscopy in Bone Remodeling Studies, Mark C. Zimmerman, Robert D. Harten, Jr., Sheu-Jane Shieh, Alain Meunier, and J. Lawrence Katz
Strain Measurements of Skeletal Muscle, Chris Van Ee and Barry S. Myers
Quantifying Muscle-Tendon Structure and Function, David Hawkins
Measurement of Tension in Small Ligaments, Chimba Mkandawire,
Phyllis Kristal, and Allan Fr. Tencer