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Fluid Dynamics in Biology

Edited By: AY Cheer and CP van Dam

586 pages, Figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Mar 1993 | #28421 | ISBN: 0821851489
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Presents papers on biological flow processes, including animal swimming and flight, dynamic ecology of the oceans, and blood flow in humans.


1. Biofluiddynamics: A survey; 2. Hairy little legs: Feeding, smelling, and swimming at low Reynolds numbers; 3. Disturbance, natural selection, and the prediction of maximal wave-induced forces; 4. Computational modeling of the swimming of biflagellated algal cells; 5. Mechanical approach toward flagellar motility; 6. Mechanical analysis of particle capture by rectangular-mesh nets; 7. Fish as filters: An empirical and mathematical analysis; 8. Computational biofluid dynamics; 9. Acoustic streaming in the ear itself; 10. Computation of incompressible viscous flows through artificial heart devices with moving boundaries; 11. An implicit numerical method for fluid dynamics problems with immersed elastic boundaries; 12. Continuum models of platelet aggregation: Mechanical properties and chemically-induced phase transitions; 13. Surface-tension instabilities of liquid-lined elastic tubes; 14. Dynamic flow in the nephron: Filtered delay in the TGF pathway; 15. A new finite-difference scheme and its application to flows in stenosed arteries; 16. On aerodynamics and the energetics of vertebrate flapping flight; 17. On the significance of unsteady effects in the aerodynamic performance of flying animals; 18. Mechanics and energetics of ground effect in flapping flight; 19. Stability of aquatic animal locomotion; 20. Lift and drag calculations for wings and tails: Techniques and applications; 21. Flow in large blood vessels; 22. The mechanics of blood flow in capillaries; 23. Unsteady flow in a curved pipe; 24. Optimality in biological fluid transport systems

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