Biomechanics: Mechanical Properties of Living Tissues by Y. C. Fung

By Y. C. Fung

The target of this publication is still almost like that said within the first variation: to provide a entire standpoint of biomechanics from the stand element of bioengineering, body structure, and clinical technology, and to enhance mechanics via a chain of difficulties and examples. My three-volume set of Bio­ mechanics has been accomplished. they're entitled: Biomechanics: Mechanical homes of dwelling Tissues; Biodynamics: movement; and Biomechanics: movement, movement, pressure, and progress; and this can be the 1st quantity. The mechanics prerequisite for all 3 volumes continues to be on the point of my publication a primary path in Continuum Mechanics (3rd variation, Prentice-Hall, Inc. , 1993). within the decade of the Nineteen Eighties the sector of Biomechanics accelerated tremen­ dously. New advances were made in all fronts. those who have an effect on the elemental figuring out of the mechanical homes of dwelling tissues are defined intimately during this revision. The references are pointed out up to now.

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Discuss in particular the condition of periodicity and the steady-state response of the aorta to a periodically beating heart. This equation works remarkably well in correlating experimental data on the total blood flow Q with the blood pressure p, particularly during diastole. Hence in spite of the simplicity of the underlying assumptions, it is quite useful. Note: The derivation ofEq. (1) is already outlined in the statement ofthe problem. 6(b): Q(t) = a sin 2 rot. Q(t) = a{[I(t) - l(t - to)] + [1(t - (3) 2t 1 ) - + [1(t - l(t - 2t 1 - t 1) to)] - l(t - t 1 - to)] + ...

1) becomes dV i = Vijdx j - Dijdxj. , (6) Equation (3) is similar to Eq. lts geometrie interpretation is also similar. Therefore, the analysis ofthe velocity field is similar to the analysis of an infinitesimal deformation field. Indeed, ifwe multiply Vi by an infinitesimal interval oftime dt, the result is an infinitesimal displacement Ui = Vi dt. Hence, whatever we learned about the infinitesimal strain field can immediately be extended to the rate 01 change of strain, with the word velocity replacing the word displacement.

M. ). University Park Press, Baltimore, pp. 305-311. Yamada, H. (1970) Strength 0/ Biological Materials. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore (translated bt F. G. Evans). Young, J. (1930). " Proc. Roy. Soc. Med. 23, Part 1, 1-14. 1 Introduction In the biological world, atoms and molecules are organized into cells, tissues, organs, and individuals. The object of study of this book is at the animal, organ, and tissue level. The smallest volume we shall consider contains a very large number of atoms and molecules.

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