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Mathematical Biofluiddynamics

Sir James Lighthill



CBMS-NSF Regional Conference Series in Applied Mathematics 17

Addresses external biofluiddynamics concerning animal locomotion through surrounding fluid media - and internal biofluiddynamics concerning heat and mass transport by fluid flow systems within an animal.

Contents

Introduction to biofluiddynamics; Hydromechanics of aquatic animal propulsion: A survey; Mathematics of aquatic animal locomotion at low Reynolds number; Aquatic animal propulsion of high hydromechanical efficiency; Large-amplitude elongated-body theory of fish locomotion; Aquatic animal locomotion; A survey of recent theoretical developments; Some current investigations of aquatic animal motions; Animal flight; On the Weis-Fogh mechanism of lift generation; Physiological fluid dynamics: A general survey; Respiratory flow patterns; Pulse propagation theory; Blood flow and arterial disease; The microcirculation.

1975 / vi + 281 pages / Softcover / ISBN-13: 978-0-898710-14-4 / ISBN-10: 0-89871-014-6 /
List Price $88.50 / SIAM/CBMS Member Price $61.95 / Order Code CB17
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