The Department of Engineering Science and Hechanics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University spon sored the First Mid-Atlantic Conference on Bio-Fluid Mechanics, which was held in Blacksburg, Virginia during the period 9-11 August 1978. Some 40 life-scientists, engineers, physicians and others who share a common interest in the advancement of basic and applied knowledge in bio fluid mechanics gathered at the Donaldson Brown Center for Continuing Education to hear 25 papers presented in seven technical sessions. At the conclusion of the conference, those present decided unanimously that its success warranted having at least one more -- and that it was conceptually a sound idea to plan it on a biennial basis for late spring. Hence, the second Mid-Atlantic Conference on Bio Fluid Mechanics took place at Virginia Tech on May 4-6, 1980. This volume documents the Proceedings of the second conference. It contains full texts of 23 contributed papers, 2 guest lectures and 1 invited seminar. The papers are gr9uped according to subject matter, beginning with 3 in the area of respiration, followed by 1 in kidney dialysis, 1 in reproduction, 1 in joint lubrication, 1 in prosthetic fluidics, 2 in zoology, and ending with 14 in the general field of cardiovascular dynamics. Of the latter, 5 deal with the subject of heart valves, 2 concern themselves with the microcirculation, 6 address vascular system hemodynamics and 1 covers some aspects of blood rheology.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1980|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.04(d)|
Table of ContentsBioengineering and the Real World.- A New View of the Dynamic Mechanisms of Maximum Expiratory Gas Flow in the Lungs.- The Pressure/Flow Relation in Bronchial Airways on Expiration.- Modeling the Pressure-Flow Relation of Bifurcating Networks.- Modern Management of Chronic Renal Failure by Dialysis and Transplantation.- Human Reproduction: Bioengineering Aspects of Contraception Applied to the Development of a New Female Contraceptive.- Persistence of Non-Newtonian Squeeze Films in Joints.- A Fluid Mechanics Approach to the Problem of Sensory Feedback in Prosthetic Devices.- Hydrodynamics of Prey Capture by Teleost Fishes.- Hydromechanical Adaptations in Alcyonium sidereum (Octocorallia).- Control of the Output of the Heart: A Historical Perspective.- Blood Flow Disturbances in the Cardiovascular System: Significance in Health and Disease.- Pulsatile Prosthetic Valve Flows: Laser-Doppler Studies.- The Starr-Edwards Aortic Ball Valve: Flow Characteristics, Thrombus Formation and Tissue Overgrowth.- In Vitro Fluid Dynamics of the St. Jude, Ionescu-Shiley and Carpentier-Edwards Aortic Heart Valve Prostheses.- The Role of the Trapped Sinus Vortex in Aortic Valve Closure.- The Use of a Circuit Simulation Program (SPICE 2) to Model the Microcirculatioy.- Quantification of the Microcirculatory Response to Freezing.- Linear Systems Analysis Applications in the Study of Arterial Hemodynamics.- Lumped Parameter Modeling of the Increased Hydraulic Resistance in Hypertension.- Internal Viscosity (Rigidity) of the Red Cell and Blood Viscosity Equation; Counteraction of Errors Due to Flow Instability of Plasma.- 1980 Updates in Optical and Thermal Anemometry.- An Experimental Investigation of Pulsatile Laminar Flow Separation in Exponentially Diverging Tubes.- The Dynamics of Unsteady Bifurcation Flows.- Steady Flow at the Carotid Bifurcation.- Pulsatile Flow Through a Constricted Artery.