Biomechanics: Principles and Practices, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover


Principles and Practices, 1st Edition

Edited by Donald R. Peterson, Joseph D. Bronzino

CRC Press

405 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
New in Paperback: 9781138748040
pub: 2017-07-26
Hardback: 9781439870983
pub: 2014-12-13
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429110832
pub: 2014-12-13
from $105.00

FREE Standard Shipping!


Presents Current Principles and ApplicationsBiomedical engineering is considered to be the most expansive of all the engineering sciences. Its function involves the direct combination of core engineering sciences as well as knowledge of nonengineering disciplines such as biology and medicine. Drawing on material from the biomechanics section of The

Table of Contents

Mechanics of Hard Tissue. Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue Mechanics. JointArticulating Surface Motion. Joint Lubrication. Analysis of Gait. Mechanics of Head/Neck. Biomechanics of Chest and Abdomen Impact. Cardiac Biomechanics. Heart Valve Dynamics. Arterial Macrocirculatory Hemodynamics. Mechanics of Blood Vessels. The Venous System. The Microcirculation Physiome. Mechanics and Deformability of Hematocytes. Mechanics of Tissue/Lymphatic Transport. Modeling in Cellular Biomechanics. Cochlear Mechanics. Inner Ear Hair Cell Bundle Mechanics. Exercise Physiology. Factors Affecting Mechanical Work in Humans. Index.

About the Editors

Joseph D. Bronzino is currently the president of the Biomedical Engineering Alliance and Consortium (BEACON; Dr. Bronzino earned a BSEE from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1959, an MSEE from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, in 1961, and a PhD in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1968. He was recently the Vernon Roosa Professor of Applied Science and Endowed Chair at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. He is the author of over 200 articles and 11 books, including The Biomedical Engineering Handbook (CRC Press, 1st ed., 1995; 2nd ed., 2000; 3rd ed., 2005).

Donald R. Peterson is a professor of engineering and the dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Nursing at Texas A&M University in Texarkana, Texas. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He earned a BS in aerospace engineering and a BS in biomechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1992, a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the UConn, Storrs, Connecticut, in 1995, and a PhD in biomedical engineering from UConn in 1999. He has written for numerous publications, and is the co-editor-in-chief for The Biomedical Engineering Handbook by CRC Press.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety