Mechanics of Swelling

From Clays to Living Cells and Tissues

  • Theodoros K. Karalis

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 64)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Swelling in Soils

  3. Plant Growth

  4. Cells Morphology, Function and Deformation

About these proceedings


Provided here is up-to-date and in-depth information on various swelling phenomena occurring in living organisms and in the unanimated world. Thebook is arranged in six parts, which cover fundamentals, special topics, analytical and experimental methods and applications relevant to swelling insoils, cells and tissues of plants and animals. Specifically, it includes all aspects of osmotic phenomena leading to swelling in clays, cells, tissues, gels, blisters, colloidal systems, surfaces and membranes. Forces between surfactant, lipid and protein membranes and in polymeric systems are also considered.


Boden Clays Fundament Growth Lehm Lipid Osmotic Pressure Osmotischer Druck Quellung Schwellung Soil Swelling Wachstum

Editors and affiliations

  • Theodoros K. Karalis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringDemocritos University of ThraceXanthiGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84621-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84619-9
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