Structure-Based Mechanics of Tissues and Organs

  • Ghassan S. Kassab
  • Michael S. Sacks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Daniel H. Cortes, Dawn M. Elliott
    Pages 15-39
  3. Robert L. Steward Jr., Sonia R. Rosner, Jeffrey J. Fredberg
    Pages 41-55
  4. Naama Shoham, Amit Gefen
    Pages 79-92
  5. Rafael Grytz, Günther Meschke, Jost B. Jonas, J. Crawford Downs
    Pages 93-122
  6. Jessica W. Y. Jor, Thiranja P. Babarenda Gamage, Poul M. F. Nielsen, Martyn P. Nash, Peter J. Hunter
    Pages 135-173
  7. Benjamin Kaimovitz, Yunlong Huo, Yoram Lanir, Ghassan S. Kassab
    Pages 175-202
  8. Huan Chen, Xuefeng Zhao, Xiao Lu, Ghassan S. Kassab
    Pages 225-248
  9. Lik Chuan Lee, Jonathan Wenk, Doron Klepach, Ghassan S. Kassab, Julius M. Guccione
    Pages 249-263
  10. Yaniv Hollander, David Durban, Xiao Lu, Ghassan S. Kassab, Yoram Lanir
    Pages 265-283
  11. Thao D. Nguyen
    Pages 285-315
  12. Cees Oomens, Gerrit Peters
    Pages 317-327
  13. Bahar Fata, Will Zhang, Rouzbeh Amini, Michael S. Sacks
    Pages 383-402

About this book


This book portrays the commonality of tissue micro-structure that dictates physiological function in various organs (microstructure-function relation). Tissue and organ models are used to illustrate physiological functions based on microstructure. Fiber scale properties such as orientation and crimp are described in detail. Structurally-based constitutive models are given throughout the book, not only to avoid ambiguities in material characterization, but also to offer insights into the function, structure, and mechanics of tissue components. A statement of future directions of the field is also given, including how advancements, such as state-of-the-art computational modeling and optical measurements of tissue/cells structures, are taking structure-based modeling to the next level.  ​

This book also:

Provides a comprehensive view of tissue modeling across multiple systems

Broadens readers’ understanding of state-of-the-art computational modeling and optical measurements of tissue/cells structures

Describes in detail fiber scale properties such as orientation and crimp


Cell structures Computational Fiber scale properties Modeling Tissues

Editors and affiliations

  • Ghassan S. Kassab
    • 1
  • Michael S. Sacks
    • 2
  1. 1.California Medical Innovations Institute INDIANAPOLISUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Computational EngineeringThe University of Texas at Austin Institute for Computational EngineeringPITTSBURGHUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-7629-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-7630-7
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