An Introduction to Biomechanics

Solids and Fluids, Analysis and Design

  • Jay D. Humphrey
  • Sherry L. O’Rourke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jay D. Humphrey, Sherry L. O’Rourke
      Pages 3-44
  3. Biosolid Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Jay D. Humphrey, Sherry L. O’Rourke
      Pages 47-107
    3. Jay D. Humphrey, Sherry L. O’Rourke
      Pages 109-162
    4. Jay D. Humphrey, Sherry L. O’Rourke
      Pages 163-212
    5. Jay D. Humphrey, Sherry L. O’Rourke
      Pages 213-288
    6. Jay D. Humphrey, Sherry L. O’Rourke
      Pages 289-350
  4. Biofluid Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Jay D. Humphrey, Sherry L. O’Rourke
      Pages 353-404
    3. Jay D. Humphrey, Sherry L. O’Rourke
      Pages 405-454
    4. Jay D. Humphrey, Sherry L. O’Rourke
      Pages 455-523
    5. Jay D. Humphrey, Sherry L. O’Rourke
      Pages 525-597
  5. Closure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 599-599
    2. Jay D. Humphrey, Sherry L. O’Rourke
      Pages 601-666
    3. Jay D. Humphrey, Sherry L. O’Rourke
      Pages 667-673
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 675-692

About this book

Introduction

This textbook introduces the student to a consistent approach of formulating and solving problems involving the biomechanics of solids and fluids. Brief introductions are also provided for more complex situations that require methods of nonlinear elasticity, viscoelasticity, elastodynamics, or fluid-solid interactions. Concepts are motivated by concise descriptions of important biological, mechanical, and clinical observations and techniques. Over 300 figures are included, as well as  complete derivations of the fundamental equations, solutions of over 80 example problems, and over 300 exercise problems.

Perfect for a one- or two-semester introduction to biomechanics, this Second Edition includes updated content in the form of new motivational observations, examples, appendices, exercises, and references. An Introduction to Biomechanics, Second Edition is an ideal book for undergraduate students with interests in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or biomechanical engineering, and also serves as a valuable reference for graduate students, practicing engineers, and researchers.

This book also:

·         Guides students in developing intuitive understanding via a consistent consideration of a variety of problems including cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, pulmonary, and cell mechanics        

·         Enco

urages students to develop a “big-picture” approach to problem-solving in biomechanics through new chapter summaries

·         Challenges students to solve problems under common conditions experienced in the laboratory or clinic

Keywords

Continuum Mechanics Equilibrium Stress biofluid mechanics biomechanics biosolid mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Jay D. Humphrey
    • 1
  • Sherry L. O’Rourke
    • 2
  1. 1.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Medtronic, plc.Mounds ViewUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2623-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2622-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2623-7
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