Introduction to Continuum Biomechanics

Introduction to Continuum Biomechanics

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qThis book is concerned with the study of continuum mechanics applied to biological systems, i.e., continuum biomechanics. This vast subject allows description of when a bone may fracture due to excessive loading, how blood behaves as both a solid and fluid, down to how cells respond to mechanical forces that lead to changes in their behavior, a process known as mechanotransduction. The authors have written for senior undergraduate students and first year graduate students in mechanical or biomedical engineering, but individuals working at biotechnology companies that deal in biomaterials or biomechanics should also find the information presented relevant and easily accessible.q--BOOK JACKET.The elegance of continuum mechanics is its mathematical framework that yields concise treatment of the governing ... equations, in combination with the constitutive equations, under circumstances of interest to scientists and engineers.

Title:Introduction to Continuum Biomechanics
Author:Kyriacos A. Athanasiou, Roman M. Natoli
Publisher:Morgan & Claypool Publishers - 2008


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