Computational Modeling in Biomechanics

  • Suvranu De
  • Farshid Guilak
  • Mohammad Mofrad R. K.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Biofluids and Mass Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. X. Sheldon Wang
      Pages 3-48
    3. Yanxing Wang, James G. Brasseur, Gino G. Banco, Andrew G. Webb, Amit C. Ailiani, Thomas Neuberger
      Pages 69-96
  3. Cardiovasular Biomechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 98-98
    2. Joseph R. Leach, Mohammad R. K. Mofrad, David Saloner
      Pages 99-170
    3. Vitaliy L. Rayz, Stanley A. Berger
      Pages 171-206
    4. Henry Y. Chen, Ghassan S. Kassab
      Pages 207-220
    5. Laura R. Croft, Mohammad R. Kaazempur Mofrad
      Pages 221-252
  4. Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 276-276
    2. Glen L. Niebur, Tony M. Keaveny
      Pages 277-306
    3. Melissa L. Knothe Tate, Roland Steck, Andrea Tami, Hans-Jörg Sidler, Eric J. Anderson, Peter Niederer
      Pages 307-328
    4. Mansoor A. Haider, Brandy A. Benedict, Eunjung Kim, Farshid Guilak
      Pages 329-352
    5. P. J. Prendergast, S. Checa, D. Lacroix
      Pages 353-372
  5. Soft Tissue Biomechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 374-374
  6. Biomolecular Mechanics and Multiscale Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 468-468
    2. Philip T. Shemella, Saroj K. Nayak
      Pages 469-489
    3. Ashutosh Agrawal, David J. Steigmann
      Pages 549-566
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 567-581

About this book


Availability of advanced computational technology has fundamentally altered the investigative paradigm in the field of biomechanics. Armed with sophisticated computational tools, researchers are seeking answers to fundamental questions by exploring complex biomechanical phenomena at the molecular, cellular, tissue and organ levels. The computational armamentarium includes such diverse tools as the ab initio quantum mechanical and molecular dynamics methods at the atomistic scales and the finite element, boundary element, meshfree as well as immersed boundary and lattice-Boltzmann methods at the continuum scales. Multiscale methods that link various scales are also being developed. While most applications require forward analysis, e.g., finding deformations and stresses as a result of loading, others involve determination of constitutive parameters based on tissue imaging and inverse analysis. This book provides a glimpse of the diverse and important roles that modern computational technology is playing in various areas of biomechanics including biofluids and mass transfer, cardiovascular mechanics, musculoskeletal mechanics, soft tissue mechanics, and biomolecular mechanics.


Biomechanics Biomolecular and Multiscale modeling Computational modeling Finite element, boundary element and meshfree methods atomistic methods bone cartilage fluid mechanics imaging tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Suvranu De
    • 1
  • Farshid Guilak
    • 2
  • Mohammad Mofrad R. K.
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Mechanical, Aerospace &Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyU.S.A.
  2. 2.Div. Orthopaedic SurgeryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamU.S.A.
  3. 3.Dept. BioengineeringUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-3574-5
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-3575-2
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