Prefaces. 1. Introduction: A sketch of the History and Scope of the Field. 2. The Meaning of the Constitutive Equation. 3. The Flow Properties of Blood. 4. Mechanics of Erythrocytes, Leukocytes, and Other Cells. 5. Interaction of Red Blood Cells with Vessel Wall, and Wall Shear with Endothelium. 6 Bioviscoelastic Fluids. Bioviscoelastic Solids. 8. Mechanical Properties and Active Remodeling of Blood Vessels. 9. Skeletal Muscle. 10. Heart Muscle. 11. Smooth Muscles. 12. Bone and Cartilage. Indices
The objective of this book remains the same as that stated in the first edition: to present a comprehensive perspective of biomechanics from the stand point of bioengineering, physiology, and medical science, and to develop mechanics through a sequence of problems and examples. My three-volume set of Bio mechanics has been completed. They are entitled: Biomechanics: Mechanical Properties of Living Tissues; Biodynamics: Circulation; and Biomechanics: Motion, Flow, Stress, and Growth; and this is the first volume. The mechanics prerequisite for all three volumes remains at the level of my book A First Course in Continuum Mechanics (3rd edition, Prentice-Hall, Inc. , 1993). In the decade of the 1980s the field of Biomechanics expanded tremen dously. New advances have been made in all fronts. Those that affect the basic understanding of the mechanical properties of living tissues are described in detail in this revision. The references are brought up to date.
This classic book is accepted internationally as the standard treatment of the mechanical properties of biological fluids, solids, tissues and organs. It is used widely as both a reference and textbook in this rapidly-growing field. The second edition reflects the broad advances that have been made in this field during the past decade, and adds numerous new topics. The widely-praised emphasis on formulating and solving problems has been strengthened with numerous new problems.