Part I: Introduction to Complex Fluids.- Introduction to complex fluids.- Complex fluids and soft structures in the human body.- Part II: Rheology of Complex Biological Fluids.- Theoretical microrheology.- Membrane rheology.- Rheology and mechanics of the cell cytoskeleton.- Experimental challenges of shear rheology: how to avoid bad data.-Part III: Locomotion and Active Matter.- Locomotion through complex fluids: an experimental view.- Theory of locomotion through complex fluids.- Theory of active suspensions.- Part IV: Computational Methods.- Computational challenges for simulating strongly elastic flows in biology.- Cell distribution and segregation phenomena during blood flow.
Covers macro- and micro-rheological techniques for measuring the material properties of complex biofluids and the subtleties of data interpretation
Present experimental observations and rheology of complex biological materials, including mucus, cell membranes, the cytoskeleton, and blood
Discusses the motility of microorganisms in complex fluids and the dynamics of active suspensions
Highlights challenges and solutions in the numerical simulation of biologically relevant complex fluid flows