Advances in Cell Mechanics

Author: Shaofan Li,Bohua Sun

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642175902

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 316

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"Advances in Cell Mechanics" presents the latest developments in cell mechanics and biophysics, mainly focusing on interdisciplinary research in cell biology and the biophysics of cells. Moreover, a unique feature of the book is its emphasis on the molecular and complex continuum modeling and simulations of the cells. It may be the first work that brings rigorous and quantitative scientific analysis and state-of-the-art simulation technology into cell biology research. The book is intended for researchers and graduate students working in the fields of molecular cell biology, bio-engineering and bio-mechanics, soft matter physics, computational mechanics, bio-chemistry and bio-medicine. All contributors are leading scholars in their respective fields. Dr. Shaofan Li is a professor and an expert for computational mechanics at the University of California-Berkeley, USA; Dr. Bohua Sun is a professor at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa.
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Cell Mechanics

Author: Yu-Li Wang,Dennis E. Discher

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080548708

Category: Science

Page: 632

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Cell mechanics is the field of study that looks at how cells detect, modify, and respond to the physical properties of the cell environment. Cells communicate with each other through chemical and physical signals which are involved in a range of process from embryogenesis and wound healing to pathological conditions such as cancerous invasion. Similar principles are also likely to be critical for success in regenerative medicine. Cell mechanics is thus central to understanding these principles. As cell mechanics draws from the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and mathematics, this book aims not only to provide a collection of research methods, but also to develop a common language among scientists who share the interest in cell mechanics but enter the field with diverse backgrounds. To this end all of the contributing authors have sought to explain in plain language the nature of the biological problems, the rationale for the approaches, in addition to the methods themselves. In addition, to balance practical utility against conceptual advances, Cell Mechanics has intentionally included both chapters that provide detailed recipes and those that emphasize basic principles. Presents a distinctive emphasis on matrix mechanics and their interplay with cell functions Includes highly significant topics relevant to basic and translational research, as well as tissue engineering Emphasizes mechanical input and output of cells
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Cellular and Biomolecular Mechanics and Mechanobiology

Author: Amit Gefen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642142185

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 562

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This book describes these exciting new developments, and presents experimental and computational findings that altogether describe the frontier of knowledge in cellular and biomolecular mechanics, and the biological implications, in health and disease. The book is written for bioengineers with interest in cellular mechanics, for biophysicists, biochemists, medical researchers and all other professionals with interest in how cells produce and respond to mechanical loads.
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Advances in Soft Matter Mechanics

Author: Shaofan Li,Bohua Sun

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642193722

Category: Science

Page: 298

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This book covers developments in soft matter mechanics and physics from the perspective of applied and computational mechanics. It Includes a selection of recent works on the subject and details the application of soft matter mechanics on engineering problems.
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Nano and Cell Mechanics

Fundamentals and Frontiers

Author: Horacio D. Espinosa,Gang Bao

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111848259X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

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Research in nano and cell mechanics has received much attentionfrom the scientific community as a result of society needs andgovernment initiatives to accelerate developments in materials,manufacturing, electronics, medicine and healthcare, energy, andthe environment. Engineers and scientists are currently engaging inincreasingly complex scientific problems that requireinterdisciplinary approaches. In this regard, studies in this fielddraw from fundamentals in atomistic scale phenomena, biology,statistical and continuum mechanics, and multiscale modeling andexperimentation. As a result, contributions in these areas arespread over a large number of specialized journals, which promptedthe Editors to assemble this book. Nano and Cell Mechanics: Fundamentals and Frontiersbrings together many of the new developments in the field for thefirst time, and covers fundamentals and frontiers in mechanics toaccelerate developments in nano- and bio-technologies. Key features: • Provides an overview of recent advances in nano and cellmechanics. • Covers experimental, analytical, and computational toolsused to investigate biological and nanoscale phenomena. • Covers fundamentals and frontiers in mechanics toaccelerate developments in nano- and bio-technologies. • Presents multiscale-multiphysics modeling andexperimentation techniques. • Examines applications in materials, manufacturing,electronics, medicine and healthcare. Nano and Cell Mechanics: Fundamentals and Frontiers iswritten by internationally recognized experts in theoretical andapplied mechanics, applied physics, chemistry, and biology. It isan invaluable reference for graduate students of nano- andbio-technologies, researchers in academia and industry who areworking in nano and cell mechanics, and practitioners who areinterested in learning about the latest analysis tools. The bookcan also serve as a text for graduate courses in theoretical andapplied mechanics, mechanical engineering, materials science, andapplied physics.
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Advances in Applied Mechanics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080564098

Category: Science

Page: 310

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This acclaimed series provides survey articles on the present state and future direction of research in important branches of applied mechanics. Volume 31 provides the following fully referenced, and comprehensive articles: A New Integrable Shallow Water Equation discusses the initial value problem and soliton solutions for a newly discovered, completely integrable, dispersive shallow water equation as well as the elastic collision properties of the N-soliton solution The Onset and Development of Thermal Convection in Fully Developed Shear Flows focuses on a few basic states involving a Boussinesq fluid and fully developed forced flows, mainly of the Couette or Poiseuille type Vortex Element Methods for Flow Simulation covers vortex patches and filaments and a critical account of difficulties, limitations, and continuing efforts to improve the simulations of laminar or peturbulent flows through the use of vortex elementmethods Micromechanics Constitutive Description of Thermoelastic Martensitic Transformations is concerned with the micromechanics description of transformation plasticity, incorporating microstructure, crystallography, thermodynamics and micromechanics into the continuum formulation of the macroscopic constitutive behavior.
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Recent Advances in Experimental Mechanics

In Honor of Isaac M. Daniel

Author: E.E. Gdoutos,Isaac M. Daniel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402006837

Category: Science

Page: 798

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This state-of-the-art volume covers a wide range of subjects in experimental mechanics including optical methods of stress analysis (photoelasticity, moirè, etc.), composite materials, sandwich construction, fracture mechanics, fatigue and damage, nondestructive evaluation, dynamic problems, foam, materials, fiber optic sensors, speckle metrology, digital image processing, nanotechnology, neutron diffraction and synchrotron radiation methods. Written by leading scientists in the field, the book contains 71 papers presented at the Symposium on "Recent Advances in Experimental Mechanics", which was organized in honor of Professor I.M. Daniel at Virginia Tech, on June 23-28, 2002. The book presents a thorough review of the latest problems of experimental mechanics. It is a vital supplement and reference source for researchers, practicing engineers and students.
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Advances in Heterogeneous Material Mechanics 2008

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Heterogeneous Materials Mechanics, June 3-8, 2008, Huangshan, China

Author: Jinghong Fan,Haibo Chen

Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc

ISBN: 1932078800

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1714

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This book offers over 400 never before published and rigorously refereed papers demonstrating the connections between nanoscale phenomena and the critical properties of dozens of engineered and natural materials—from polymer composites to human bone. Information is presented on new techniques for studying and quantifying the behavior of materials at nanoscale levels and linking this data to macroscale properties such as strength, fatigue, and failure points. The techniques include novel experiments and uses of instrumentation, as well as modeling and numerical methods. Virtually all the analyses in this book are offered here for the first time. They include information of value for materials investigators in defense, civil engineering, biomaterials, and transportation
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Advances in Damage Mechanics

Metals and Metal Matrix Composites

Author: G. Z. Voyiadjis,Peter Issa Kattan

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080436012

Category: Science

Page: 541

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This book provides in a single and unified volume a clear and thorough presentation of the recent advances in continuum damage mechanics for metals and metal matrix composites. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical formulation of the different constitutive models in this area, but sections are added to demonstrate the applications of the theory. In addition, some sections contain new material that has not appeared before in the literature. The book is divided into three major parts: Part I deals with the scalar formulation and is limited to the analysis of isotropic damage in materials; Parts II and III deal with the tensor formulation and is applied to general states of deformation and damage. The material appearing in this text is limited to plastic deformation and damage in ductile materials (e.g. metals and metal matrix composites) but excludes many of the recent advances made in creep, brittle fracture, and temperature effects since the authors feel that these topics require a separate volume for this presentation. Furthermore, the applications presented in this book are the simplest possible ones and are mainly based on the uniaxial tension test.
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Recent Advances in Fluid Mechanics

Author: P.L. Sachdev,M Venkatachalappa

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789056991531

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

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This unique monograph presents a collection of papers by leading international fluid dynamicists and applied mathematicians demonstrating the latest state of the art in fluid mechanics. The vast scope and breadth of this subject is illustrated with sections covering evolution in flow problems, convection and transport phenomena, dynamics of atmosphere, and wave propagation.
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Advances in Heterogeneous Material Mechanics 2011

Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics : May 22-26, 2011, Shanghai, China

Author: Jinghong Fan,Junqian Zhang,Haibo Chen,Zhaohui Jin

Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc

ISBN: 1605950548

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1174

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The third book in a series on heterogeneous materials, this volume offers integrated approaches to the measurement and modeling of materials using approaches from materials science, physics, mechanics, biology and other disciplines. The volume contains 289 chapters presenting original research on the connections among the nano- , micro-, and mesoscale mechanical properties and behaviors of many different types of engineered and natural heterogeneous materials. The book contains a wealth of never published multiscale data on materials loading behaviors, plasticity, creep, damage, fracture and failure. A separate section is devoted to the design and functionalization of materials using multiscale data and techniques
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Advances in Ovum Research and Application: 2012 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464994153

Category: Medical

Page: 415

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Advances in Ovum Research and Application / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Ovum. The editors have built Advances in Ovum Research and Application / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Ovum in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Ovum Research and Application / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Advances in Applied Mechanics

Author: Erik Van Der Giessen,Theodore Y. Wu

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780120020386

Category: Science

Page: 372

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Mechanics is defined as a branch of physics that focuses on motion and the reaction of physical systems to internal and external forces. This highly acclaimed series provides survey articles on the present state and future direction of research in important branches of applied solid and fluid mechanics.
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Advances in Hemodynamics and Hemorheology

Author: T.V. How

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080551562

Category: Science

Page: 449

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This series presents reviews covering all aspects of haemodynamics and haemorheology. Topics covered include the complexities of microcirculation, the rheology of blood and blood vessels, and the mechanics of blood flow in arteries and veins. The contributions aim to reflect the advances being made in experimental techniques and instrumentation for laboratory and clinical measurements and in numerical and mathematical modelling. Emphasis is placed on the scientific and engineering principles involved, but particular attention is also given to the clinical significance of this area of research. Topics covered by this volume include viscoelastic properties of blood and blood analogues; blood flow through narrow tubes; and numerical modelling of blood flow.
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Advances in Cytoskeleton Research and Application: 2012 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 146499482X

Category: Science

Page: 327

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Advances in Cytoskeleton Research and Application / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Cytoskeleton. The editors have built Advances in Cytoskeleton Research and Application / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Cytoskeleton in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Cytoskeleton Research and Application / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Integrative Mechanobiology

Micro- and Nano- Techniques in Cell Mechanobiology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1107078393

Category:

Page: N.A

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Growth Factor Receptors—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1481676199

Category: Science

Page: 222

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Growth Factor Receptors—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Bone Morphogenetic Protein Receptors. The editors have built Growth Factor Receptors—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Bone Morphogenetic Protein Receptors in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Growth Factor Receptors—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Extracellular Matrix Proteins: Advances in Research and Application: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464921784

Category: Medical

Page: 433

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Extracellular Matrix Proteins: Advances in Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Extracellular Matrix Proteins. The editors have built Extracellular Matrix Proteins: Advances in Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Extracellular Matrix Proteins in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Extracellular Matrix Proteins: Advances in Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Advances in Engineering Structures, Mechanics & Construction

Proceedings of an International Conference on Advances in Engineering Structures, Mechanics & Construction, held in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, May 14-17, 2006

Author: M. Pandey,Wei-Chau Xie,Lei Xu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402048912

Category: Science

Page: 873

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This book presents the proceedings of an International Conference on Advances in Engineering Structures, Mechanics & Construction, held in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, May 14-17, 2006. The contents include contains the texts of all three plenary presentations and all seventy-three technical papers by more than 153 authors, presenting the latest advances in engineering structures, mechanics and construction research and practice.
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