The book is written by leading experts in the field presenting an up-to-date view of the subject matter in a didactically sound manner. It presents a review of the current knowledge of the behaviour of soft tissues in the cardiovascular system under mechanical loads, and the importance of constitutive laws in understanding the underlying mechanics is highlighted. Cells are also described together with arteries, tendons and ligaments, heart, and other biological tissues of current research interest in biomechanics. This includes experimental, continuum mechanical and computational perspectives, with the emphasis on nonlinear behaviour, and the simulation of mechanical procedures such as balloon angioplasty.
Series: CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: AT
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0
Weight (kg): 0.59