MIXTURE THEORIES

FOR THE MECHANICS OF BIOLOGICAL TISSUES

By

M. H. Holmes

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180

with contributions from W. M. Lai, V. C. Mow and R. L. Spilker



The book is still is under development. However, several chapters are avaialble and they are listed below. Those that are available are in postscript files.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Modeling of Biological Tissues as Multiphasic Materials

II. Balance Laws and Entropy Inequality of Mixture Theory

III. Constitutive Assumptions for Fluid-Solid Mixtures: Small Strain Theory

IV. Flow Filtration and Tissue Permeation

V. One Dimensional Confined Compression Problems

VI. Indentation Problems

VII. Squeeze Film Lubrication and Interface Conditions

IX. Finite Deformation

X. Triphasic Theory