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

  5. Function and Deformation of Tissues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 455-455
    2. D. G. Taylor, J. L. Bert, R. K. Reed
      Pages 457-473
    3. R. K. Reed, H. Wiig, T. Lund, S. Å. Rodt, M.-E. Roller, G. Østgaard
      Pages 475-485
    4. A. Maroudas, J. Mizrahi, E. Benaim, R. Schneiderman, G. Grushko
      Pages 487-512
    5. H. Snijders, J. Huyghe, P. Willems, M. Drost, J. Janseen, A. Huson
      Pages 545-558
    6. Giovanni Pallotti, P. Pettazzoni, G. Cianciolo, L. Coli’, C. Campieri, S. Stefoni et al.
      Pages 587-592
  6. Blisters, Forces Between Particles, Phase Transitions of Gels and Flow in Deformable Media

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 593-593
    2. P. de Gennes
      Pages 595-601
    3. V. Adrian Parsegian, R. Peter Rand, Donald C. Rau
      Pages 623-647
    4. Sidney A. Simon, Thomas J. McIntosh, Alan D. Magid
      Pages 659-669
    5. Pedro Verdugo, Ingrith Deyrup-Olsen, Arthur W. Martin, Daniel L. Luchtel
      Pages 671-681
    6. Toyoichi Tanaka, Masahiko Annaka, Franck Ilmain, Kazuhiro Ishii, Etsuo Kokufuta, Atsushi Suzuki et al.
      Pages 683-703
    7. M. Suzuki, M. Matsuzawa, M. Saito, T. Tateishi
      Pages 705-715
    8. George Oster, Charles S. Peskin
      Pages 731-742

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

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  • 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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