Biofluid Mechanics

Biofluid Mechanics, 1st Edition

An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Macrocirculation, and Microcirculation

Biofluid Mechanics, 1st Edition,David Rubenstein,Wei Yin,Mary Frame,ISBN9780123813831

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This text provides broad and deep coverage of biofluid mechanics, covering macrocirculation and microcirculation of blood flow, airflow through the lungs, joint lubrication, intraocular fluid movement and renal transport.

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Key Features

  • Uses language and math that is appropriate and conducive for undergraduate learning, containing many worked examples and end of chapter problems
  • All engineering concepts and equations are developed within a biological context
  • Covers topics in the traditional biofluids curriculum, as well as addressing other systems in the body that can be described by biofluid mechanics principles, such as air flow through the lungs, joint lubrication, intraocular fluid movement, and renal transport
  • Clinical applications are discussed throughout the book, providing practical applications for the concepts discussed.


Both broad and deep in coverage, Rubenstein shows that fluid mechanics principles can be applied not only to blood circulation, but also to air flow through the lungs, joint lubrication, intraocular fluid movement and renal transport. Each section initiates discussion with governing equations, derives the state equations and then shows examples of their usage. Clinical applications, extensive worked examples, and numerous end of chapter problems clearly show the applications of fluid mechanics to biomedical engineering situations. A section on experimental techniques provides a springboard for future research efforts in the subject area.


Undergraduate and graduate students in biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering

David Rubenstein

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University

Affiliations and Expertise

Oklahoma State University

Wei Yin

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Affiliations and Expertise

Oklahoma State University

Mary Frame

Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia

Affiliations and Expertise

Stony Brook University

Biofluid Mechanics, 1st Edition

Part 1: Fluid Mechanics Basics

  1. Introduction
  2. Fundamentals of Fluids
  3. Conservation Laws
  4. Part 2: Macrocirculation

  5. The Heart
  6. Blood flow in Arteries and Veins
  7. Part 3: Microcirculation

  8. Microvascular Beds
  9. Transport in the Microcirculation
  10. Lymphatic System
  11. Part 4: Other Biological Flows within the Body

  12. Blood flow in the lungs
  13. Intraocular Fluid Flow
  14. Lubrication of Joints
  15. Flow Through the Kidney
  16. Part 5: Experimental Techniques

  17. In silico fluid mechanics
  18. In vitro fluid mechanics
  19. In vivo fluid mechanics
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