Dynamics of Blood Cell Suspensions in Microflows: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Dynamics of Blood Cell Suspensions in Microflows

1st Edition

Edited by Annie Viallat, Manouk Abkarian

CRC Press

456 pages | 162 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-12-23
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Blood microcirculation is essential to our bodies for the successful supply of nutrients, waste removal, oxygen delivery, homeostasis, controlling temperature, wound healing, and active immune surveillance. This book provides a physical introduction to the subject and explores how researchers can successfully describe, understand, and predict behaviours of blood flow and blood cells that are directly linked to these important physiological functions. Using practical examples, this book explains how the key concepts of physics are related to blood microcirculation and underlie the dynamic behavior of red blood cells, leukocytes, and platelets. This interdisciplinary book will be a valuable reference for researchers and graduate students in biomechanics, fluid mechanics, biomedical engineering, biological physics, and medicine.


  • The first book to provide a physical perspective of blood microcirculation
  • Draws attention to the potential of this physical approach for novel applications in medicine
  • Edited by specialists in this field, with chapter contributions from subject area specialists

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Blood in Flow. Basic Concepts

Chapter 2. Dynamics of Suspensions of Rigid Particles

Chapter 3. Blood as a Suspension of Defomable Particles

Chapter 4. Microstructure and Rheology of Cellular Blood Flow, Platelet Margination and Adhesion

Chapter 5. Single Red Blood Cell Dynamics in Shear Flow and their Role in Hemorheology

Chapter 6. Aggregation and Blood Flow in Health and Disease

Chapter 7. Platelet Dynamics and Behaviour in Blood Flow

Chapter 8. Blood Suspenison in a Network

Chapter 9. White Blood Cell Dynamics in Micro-flows

Chapter 10. Inertial Microfluidics and its Application in Hematology

Chapter 11. Microfluidic Biotechnologies for Hematology

Chapter 12. Blood Suspensions in Animals

About the Editors

Annie Viallat is ingénieur of Ecole Polytechnique (Paris, France). Since 2016, she is the head of the biophysics and bioengineering department in CINaM (Marseilles).

Manouk Abkarian is a CNRS Research associate (Centre de biologie structurale) at Montpellier University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Physics