Mechanical Properties of Living Tissues

  • Yuan-Cheng Fung

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 545-568

About this book


The objective of this book remains the same as that stated in the first edition: to present a comprehensive perspective of biomechanics from the stand point of bioengineering, physiology, and medical science, and to develop mechanics through a sequence of problems and examples. My three-volume set of Bio­ mechanics has been completed. They are entitled: Biomechanics: Mechanical Properties of Living Tissues; Biodynamics: Circulation; and Biomechanics: Motion, Flow, Stress, and Growth; and this is the first volume. The mechanics prerequisite for all three volumes remains at the level of my book A First Course in Continuum Mechanics (3rd edition, Prentice-Hall, Inc. , 1993). In the decade of the 1980s the field of Biomechanics expanded tremen­ dously. New advances have been made in all fronts. Those that affect the basic understanding of the mechanical properties of living tissues are described in detail in this revision. The references are brought up to date.


Biomechanik Rheologie bioengineering biological fluid biomechanics blood cell blood vessel bone cartilage cells flow properties heart muscle smooth muscle tissue viscoelastic properties

Authors and affiliations

  • Yuan-Cheng Fung
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  1. 1.Department of BioengineeringUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3104-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-2257-4
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