Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology

Modeling of Biological Materials

Editors: Mollica, Francesco, Preziosi, Luigi, Rajagopal, K. R. (Eds.)

  • Brings to the forefront the central role played by modeling in general, and the modeling of mechanical considerations that have an effect in the biology, chemistry, and physics of living matter
  • Collects several survey papers by actively working specialists, dealing with some of the most important problems – both theoretical and practical – in biomechanics
  • Written in a user-friendly style, these papers clearly explain both the biomedical and mechanical backgrounds associated with complex phenomena
  • Basic ideas of the appropriate models and basic features of the discussed phenomena as well as certain basic theoretical results and simulations compared with experimental data are presented
  • May be used in interdisciplinary introductory courses covering various biomechanical topics for graduate students in applied mathematics, engineering, and biomedicine
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This interdisciplinary collection of surveys highlights the central role played by the mathematical modeling of mechanical properties having an effect on the biology, chemistry, and physics of living matter. One of the main goals of the book is to present—in a single, self-contained resource—topics that are widely scattered across the literature in a variety of journals having mutually nonintersecting communities of readers, such as applied mathematicians, engineers, biologists, and physicians.

Readers coming from diverse backgrounds are provided with basic modeling ideas and tools to address important problems in the medical and health sciences. Presented are appropriate models as well as their implementation through numerical and computer simulations, which may lead to potential technological innovations useful in medicine. Models are tested in realistic experiments, results are extracted analytically or numerically, and the success of the developed models is determined by comparing theoretical predictions and actual experimental findings.

Written in a user-friendly style that avoids cumbersome mathematical techniques and notation, each chapter examines theoretical and practical issues associated with a specific biomedical application
Specific topics covered include:

* mechanical properties of biological materials—macroscopic and microscopic perspectives

* biochemical and biomechanical aspects of blood flow

* formation and growth of intracranial aneurysms

* modeling of natural tissue substitutes, including cardiovascular and biodegradable stents

* regulation of hemostatic system function

* mechanical properties of tumors, bones, and cell membranes

Modeling of Biological Materials may be used in interdisciplinary, introductory courses covering various biomechanical topics for graduate students in applied mathematics, engineering, and biomedicine. The surveys featured in the book will also be a lasting and valuable reference for a wide community of researchers, practitioners, and advanced students in the above-mentioned fields.

 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Rheology of Living Materials

    Chotard-Ghodsnia, R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

  • Biochemical and Biomechanical Aspects of Blood Flow

    Thiriet, M.

    Pages 33-100

  • Theoretical Modeling of Enlarging Intracranial Aneurysms

    Baek, S. (et al.)

    Pages 101-123

  • Theoretical Modeling of Cyclically Loaded, Biodegradable Cylinders

    Soares, J. S. (et al.)

    Pages 125-177

  • Regulation of Hemostatic System Function by Biochemical and Mechanical Factors

    Rajagopal, K. (et al.)

    Pages 179-210

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eBook $179.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-8176-4410-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modeling of Biological Materials
Editors
  • Francesco Mollica
  • Luigi Preziosi
  • K. R. Rajagopal
Series Title
Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Boston
eBook ISBN
978-0-8176-4411-6
DOI
10.1007/b138320
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-8176-4410-9
Series ISSN
2164-3679
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 358
Number of Illustrations and Tables
71 b/w illustrations
Topics