Biotransport: Principles and Applications

  • Robert J. Roselli
  • Kenneth R. Diller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Fundamentals of How People Learn (HPL)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert J. Roselli, Kenneth R. Diller
      Pages 3-30
  3. Fundamental Concepts in Biotransport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Robert J. Roselli, Kenneth R. Diller
      Pages 33-66
    3. Robert J. Roselli, Kenneth R. Diller
      Pages 67-103
  4. Biofluid Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Robert J. Roselli, Kenneth R. Diller
      Pages 107-168
    3. Robert J. Roselli, Kenneth R. Diller
      Pages 169-317
    4. Robert J. Roselli, Kenneth R. Diller
      Pages 319-388
    5. Robert J. Roselli, Kenneth R. Diller
      Pages 389-485
  5. Bioheat Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 487-487
    2. Robert J. Roselli, Kenneth R. Diller
      Pages 489-557
    3. Robert J. Roselli, Kenneth R. Diller
      Pages 559-627
    4. Robert J. Roselli, Kenneth R. Diller
      Pages 629-721
    5. Robert J. Roselli, Kenneth R. Diller
      Pages 723-785
  6. Biological Mass Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 787-787
    2. Robert J. Roselli, Kenneth R. Diller
      Pages 789-896
    3. Robert J. Roselli, Kenneth R. Diller
      Pages 897-1003
    4. Robert J. Roselli, Kenneth R. Diller
      Pages 1005-1148

About this book

Introduction

Biotransport: Principles and Applications is written primarily for biomedical engineering and bioengineering students at the introductory level, but should prove useful for anyone interested in quantitative analysis of transport in living systems.  It is important that bioengineering students be exposed to the principles and subtleties of transport phenomena within the context of problems that arise in living systems.  These tend to have constitutive properties, compositions, and geometries that are quite distinct from those of typical inanimate systems. 

The book derives its genesis from a novel Engineering Research Center (ERC) in Bioengineering Educational Technologies sponsored by the National Science Foundation.  This ERC was a multi-institutional consortium among Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Texas and Harvard/MIT Universities (VaNTH) based on collaboration among bioengineers, learning scientists and learning technologists. An objective was to develop state-of-the-art learning materials for students in bioengineering.  This text is an outgrowth of the VaNTH ERC and was designed with dual objectives: to provide a coherent and concise pedagogical exposition of biotransport that includes the domains of fluid, heat and mass flows, and to present a guide for teaching and studying in the "How People Learn" (HPL) framework, with appropriate supporting materials for students and teachers.  There is no other text that meets the latter objective. 

The text is designed for use in either a traditional didactic course or in an active learning environment in which a course is organized around a series of open ended challenge problems.  The main portion of the text presents enduring concepts and analogies that form the foundations of biotransport.  Sections on biofluid, bioheat and biomass transport are further subdivided into chapters that progressively cover principles and applications of biotransport fundamentals, macroscopic biotransport, 1-D steady and unsteady state transport, and general multidimensional microscopic transport.

Biotransport: Principles and Applications should serve as a clear and effective resource for students to learn the basic components of biotransport, so that class time can be freed to allow student-faculty interactions which focus on development of skills in adaptive thinking and solving open ended problems.  The text provides numerous example problems with detailed numerical solutions to help students learn effectively during self study.  Intermediate steps in derivations are included to make it easier for students to follow.  The text includes extensive examples of various learning challenges that have been written by the authors for use in their own biotransport courses.  Chapter summaries, review questions and over 230 problems are included at the end of chapters.

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert J. Roselli
    • 1
  • Kenneth R. Diller
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Biomedical EngineeringVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Cockrell School of Engineering, Dept. Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Texas, AustinAustinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8119-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-8118-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8119-6
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