An Introduction to Biomechanics

Solids and Fluids, Analysis and Design

Authors: Humphrey, Jay D., O’Rourke, Sherry L.

  • Follows up to the popular first edition with updated material, exercises and approaches
  • Encourages students to develop an intuitive, “big-picture” approach to biomechanics and problem-solving
  • Focuses on biomechanics from a continuum mechanics perspective
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About this Textbook

This book covers the fundamentals of biomechanics. Topics include bio solids, biofluids, stress, balance and equilibrium. Students are encouraged to contextualize principles and exercises within a “big picture” of biomechanics. This is an ideal book for undergraduate students with interests in biomedical engineering.

About the authors

Jay D. Humphrey is a John C. Malone Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Yale University. He received the Ph.D. degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics from The Georgia Institute of Technology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Cardiovascular Research at The Johns Hopkins University. He has authored a book titled Cardiovascular Solid Mechanics: Cells, Tissues, and Organs, co-authored a book titled Style and Ethics of Communication in Science and Engineering, co-edited a book titled Cardiovascular Soft Tissue Mechanics, and authored or co-authored chapters for over 20 other books or encyclopedias as well as over 200 archival technical papers. He served as founding co-Editor In Chief for the international journal Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology and has served as Associate Editor for five other technical journals. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Bioengineering Division) and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers.

Sherry L. O’Rourke is a Technical Field Engineer at Medtronic Inc. in the Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management Division. She received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University and co-authored an archival paper on the biomechanics of the lens capsule of the eye, which is important in understanding device design for cataract surgery. Since graduation she has spent her professional life dedicated to designing, developing, and teaching programs to help physicians, residents, and nurses ensure that patients receive the maximum benefit from pacemakers and implantable defibrillators that are designed for those suffering from chronic heart disease.

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Humphrey, Jay D. (et al.)

    Pages 3-44

  • Stress, Strain, and Constitutive Relations

    Humphrey, Jay D. (et al.)

    Pages 47-107

  • Equilibrium, Universal Solutions, and Inflation

    Humphrey, Jay D. (et al.)

    Pages 109-162

  • Extension and Torsion

    Humphrey, Jay D. (et al.)

    Pages 163-212

  • Beam Bending and Column Buckling

    Humphrey, Jay D. (et al.)

    Pages 213-288

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eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-3831-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Introduction to Biomechanics
Book Subtitle
Solids and Fluids, Analysis and Design
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-2623-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-2623-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-2622-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-3831-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXVI, 692
Number of Illustrations and Tables
298 b/w illustrations
Topics