Biomechanics: Principles and Applications, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover


Principles and Applications, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

Edited by Donald R. Peterson, Joseph D. Bronzino

CRC Press

352 pages | 200 Color Illus. | 143 B/W Illus.

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Traditionally, applications of biomechanics will model system-level aspects of the human body. As a result, the majority of technological progress to date appears in system-level device development. More recently, biomechanical initiatives are investigating biological sub-systems such as tissues, cells, and molecules. Fueled by advances in experimental methods and instrumentation, these initiatives, in turn, directly drive the development of biological nano- and microtechnologies.

A complete, concise reference, Biomechanics integrates coverage of system and sub-system models, to enhance overall understanding of human function and performance and open the way for new discoveries. Drawn from the third edition of the widely acclaimed and bestselling The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, this is a comprehensive, state-of-the-science resource concerning the principles and applications of biomechanics at every level. The book presents substantial updates and revisions from the Handbook’s previous editions, as well as an entirely new chapter introducing current methods and strategies for modeling cellular mechanics. Organized in a systematic manner, the book begins with coverage of musculoskeletal mechanics including hard- and soft tissue and joint mechanics and their applications to human function. Contributions explore several aspects of biofluid mechanics and cover a wide range of circulatory dynamics such as blood vessel and blood cell mechanics and transport.

Other topics include the mechanical functions and significance of the human ear and the performance characteristics of the human body during exercise and exertion. The book contains more than 140 illustrations, 60 tables, and a variety of useful equations to assist in modeling biomechanical behaviors. Incorporating material across the breadth of the field, Biomechanics is a complete, concise reference for the skilled professional as well as an introduction to the novice or student of biomedical engineering.

Table of Contents

Mechanics of Hard Tissue, J.L. Katz

Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue Mechanics, R.L. Lieber and T.J. Burkholder

Joint-Articulating Surface Motion, K.R. Kaufman and K.N. An

Joint Lubrication, M.J. Furey

Analysis of Gait, R.B. Davis, III, S. ˜O unpuu, and P.A. DeLuca

Mechanics of Head/Neck, A.I. King and D.C. Viano

Biomechanics of Chest and Abdomen Impact, D.C. Viano and A.I. King

Cardiac Biomechanics, A.D. McCulloch

Heart Valve Dynamics, Ajit P. Yoganathan, J.D. Lemmon, and J.T. Ellis

Arterial Macrocirculatory Hemodynamics, B.B. Lieber

Mechanics of Blood Vessels, T.R. Canfield and P.B. Dobrin

The Venous System, A.A. Shoukas and C.F. Rothe

Mechanics, Molecular Transport, and Regulation in the Microcirculation, A.S. Pope and R.N. Pittman

Mechanics and Deformability of Hematocytes, R.E. Waugh and R.M. Hochmuth

Mechanics of Tissue/Lymphatic Transport, G.W. Schmid-Schönbein and A.R. Hargens

 Modeling in Cellular Biomechanics, A.A. Specto and R. Tran-Son-Tay

Cochlear Mechanics, C.R. Steele, G.J. Baker, J.A. Tolomeo, and D.E. Zetes-Tolomeo

Vestibular Mechanics, W. Grant

Exercise Physiology, A.T. Johnson and C.R. Dooly

Factors Affecting Mechanical Work in Humans, B.F. Hurley and A.T. Johnson

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology