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Cambridge Texts in Biomedical Engineering : Biomechanics: Concepts and Computation - Cees Oomens

Cambridge Texts in Biomedical Engineering

Biomechanics: Concepts and Computation

Paperback Published: 19th August 2010
ISBN: 9780521172967
Number Of Pages: 348

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This is the first textbook that integrates both general and specific topics, theoretical background and biomedical engineering applications, as well as analytical and numerical approaches. This quantitative approach integrates the classical concepts of mechanics and computational modelling techniques, in a logical progression through a wide range of fundamental biomechanics principles. Online MATLAB-based software along with examples and problems using biomedical applications will motivate undergraduate biomedical engineering students to practice and test their skills. The book covers topics such as kinematics, equilibrium, stresses and strains, and also focuses on large deformations and rotations and non-linear constitutive equations, including visco-elastic behaviour and the behaviour of long slender fibre-like structures. This is the definitive textbook for students.

Review of the hardback: 'Biomechanics: Concepts and Computation is one of the most important textbooks written in the field of biomechanical education.' Amit Gefen, v
Review of the hardback: 'This text does an outstanding job of covering both the core and advanced topics of biomechanics that are appropriate to both undergraduate and beginning graduate biomedical engineering education ... I strongly recommend this text to any biomedical engineering problem offering a concentration/track in biomechanics.' Robert Spilker, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chair, RPI, USA

Preface
Vector calculus
The concepts of force and moment
Static equilibrium
The mechanical behaviour of fibres
Fibres: time dependent behaviour
Analysis of a one-dimensional continuous medium
Biological materials and continuum mechanics
Stress in three-dimensional continuous media
Motion: the time as an extra dimension
Deformation and rotation, deformation rate and spin
Local balance of mass, momentum and energy
Constitutive modelling of solids and fluids
Solution strategies for solid and fluid mechanics problems
Numerical solution of one-dimensional diffusion equation
The one-dimensional convection-diffusion equation
The three-dimensional convection-diffusion equation
Shape functions and numerical integration
Infinitesimal strain elasticity problems
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521172967
ISBN-10: 0521172969
Series: Cambridge Texts in Biomedical Engineering
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 19th August 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.1 x 19.0  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.61