Because of developments in powerful computer technology, computational techniques, advances in a wide spectrum of diverse technologies, and other advances coupled with cross disciplinary pursuits between technology and its greatly significant applied implications in human body processes, the field of biomechanics is evolving as a broadly significant area. The four volumes of Biomechanical Systems, Techniques, and Applications explore the many areas of significant advances, including dynamics of musculo-skeletal systems; mechanics of hard and soft tissues, muscles, bone remodeling, hard and soft tissue interfaces, blood flow, air flow, flow-prosthesis interfaces, and impact; cardiovascular and respiratory biomechanics; and dynamics of many machine interactions.
Table of Contents
Finite Element Model Studies in Lumbar Spine Biomechanics, A. Shirazi-Adl and M. Parnianpour
Finite Element Modeling of Embryonic Tissue Morphogensis, D.A. Clausi and B. W. Brodland
Determination of Uterine Activity by Meany of Infrared Thermography and its Application in the Labor Process, Wen-Jei Yang and Paul P.T. Yang
Biothermechanical Techniques in Thermal (Heat) Shock, Wen-Hei Yang and Paul P.T. Yang
Contribution of Mathematical Models in the Understanding and Prevention of the Effects of Whole Body Vibration on the Human Spine, V.K. Goel, J.N. Schimmels, F. Chang, and Y. Wan
Biodynamic Response of the Human Body in Vehicular Frontal Impact, N. Yoganandan and F.A. Pintar
Finite Element Analysis to the Biomechanical Response of the Human Head to Impact, J.S. Ruan, C. Zhou, TB. Khalil, and A.I. King
"Overall, this volume achieves the goal of providing excellent review articles for their topics…For those getting started in the area or exploring new topic areas, a reference series such as this provides a good place to begin."
-IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, November/December 2001