Presents Current Principles and Applications
Biomedical 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 Biomedical Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition and utilizing the expert knowledge of respected published scientists in the application and research of biomechanics, Biomechanics: Principles and Practices discusses the latest principles and applications of biomechanics and outlines major research topics in the field.
This book contains a total of 20 chapters. The first group of chapters explores musculoskeletal mechanics and includes hard and soft-tissue mechanics, joint mechanics, and applications related to human function. The next group of chapters covers biofluid mechanics and includes a wide range of circulatory dynamics, such as blood vessel and blood cell mechanics and transport. The following group of chapters introduces the mechanical functions and significance of the human ear, including information on inner ear hair cell mechanics. The remaining chapters introduce performance characteristics of the human body system during exercise and exertion.
Biomechanics: Principles and Practicesfunctions as a reference for the practicing professional as well as an introduction for the bioengineering graduate student with a focus in biomechanics, biodynamics, human performance engineering, and human factors.
Mechanics of Hard Tissue; J Lawrence Katz, Anil Misra, Orestes Marangos, Qiang Ye, and Paulette Spencer
Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue Mechanics;Richard L Lieber, Samuel R Ward, and Thomas J Burkholder
Joint Articulating Surface Motion;Kenton R Kaufman and KaiNan An
Joint Lubrication;Michael J Furey
Analysis of Gait;Roy B Davis, III, Sylvia Õunpuu, and Peter A DeLuca
Mechanics of Head/Neck;Albert I King and David C Viano
Biomechanics of Chest and Abdomen Impact;David C Viano and Albert I King
Cardiac Biomechanics;Andrew D McCulloch and Roy C P Kerckhoffs
Heart Valve Dynamics;Choon Hwai Yap, Erin Spinner, Muralidhar Padala, and Ajit P Yoganathan
Arterial Macrocirculatory Hemodynamics;Baruch B Liber
Mechanics of Blood Vessels;Thomas R Canfield and Philip B Dobrin
The Venous System;Artin A Shoukas and Carl F Rothe
The Microcirculation Physiome;Aleksander S Popel and Roland N Pittman
Mechanics and Deformability of Hematocytes;Richard E Waugh and Robert M Hochmuth
Mechanics of Tissue/Lymphatic Transport;Geert W SchmidSchönbein and Alan R Hargens
Modeling in Cellular Biomechanics;Alexander A Spector and Roger TranSonTay
Cochlear Mechanics;Charles R Steele and Sunil Puria
Inner Ear Hair Cell Bundle Mechanics;JongHoon Nam and Wally Grant
Exercise Physiology;Cathryn R Dooly and Arthur T Johnson
Factors Affecting Mechanical Work in Humans;Ben F Hurley and Arthur T Johnson