Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering

Complex Fluids in Biological Systems

Experiment, Theory, and Computation

Editors: Spagnolie, Saverio (Ed.)

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  • 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
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This book serves as an introduction to the continuum mechanics and mathematical modeling of complex fluids in living systems. The form and function of living systems are intimately tied to the nature of surrounding fluid environments, which commonly exhibit nonlinear and history dependent responses to forces and displacements. With ever-increasing capabilities in the visualization and manipulation of biological systems, research on the fundamental phenomena, models, measurements, and analysis of complex fluids has taken a number of exciting directions. In this book, many of the world’s foremost experts explore key topics such as:

  • Macro- and micro-rheological techniques for measuring the material properties of complex biofluids and the subtleties of data interpretation
  • Experimental observations and rheology of complex biological materials, including mucus, cell membranes, the cytoskeleton, and blood
  • The motility of microorganisms in complex fluids and the dynamics of active suspensions
  • Challenges and solutions in the numerical simulation of biologically relevant complex fluid flows

This volume will be accessible to advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in engineering, mathematics, biology, and the physical sciences, but will appeal to anyone interested in the intricate and beautiful nature of complex fluids in the context of living systems.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-5382-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Complex Fluids in Biological Systems
Book Subtitle
Experiment, Theory, and Computation
Editors
  • Saverio Spagnolie
Series Title
Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-2065-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-2065-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-2064-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5382-0
Series ISSN
1618-7210
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 440
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations, 95 illustrations in colour
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