Contemporary Mathematics 1993; 586 pp; softcover Volume: 141 ISBN10: 0821851489 ISBN13: 9780821851487 List Price: US$89 Member Price: US$71.20 Order Code: CONM/141
 This book contains nearly all the papers presented at the AMSIMSSIAM Joint Summer Research Conference on Biofluiddynamics, held in July 1991, at the University of Washington, Seattle. The lead paper, by Sir James Lighthill, presents a comprehensive review of external flows in biology. The other papers on external and internal flows illuminate developments in the protean field of biofluiddynamics from diverse viewpoints, reflecting the field's multidisciplinary nature. For this reason, the book appeals to mathematicians, biologists, engineers, physiologists, cardiologists, and oceanographers. The papers highlight a number of problems that have remained largely unexplored due to the difficulty of addressing biological flow motions, which are often governed by large systems of nonlinear differential equations and involve complex geometries. However, recent advances in computational fluid dynamics have expanded opportunities to solve such problems. These developments have increased interest in areas such as the mechanisms of blood and air flow in humans, the dynamic ecology of the oceans, animal swimming and flight, to name a few. This volume addresses many of these flow problems. Readership Biologists with interest in fluid dynamics, applied mathematicians, engineers, physiologists, and oceanographers. Table of Contents  J. Lighthill  Biofluiddynamics: A survey
 M. R. Koehl  Hairy little legs: Feeding, smelling, and swimming at low Reynolds numbers
 M. W. Denny  Disturbance, natural selection, and the prediction of maximal waveinduced forces
 L. J. Fauci  Computational modeling of the swimming of biflagellated algal cells
 M. Murase  Mechanical approach toward flagellar motility
 C. Loudon and D. N. Alstad  Mechanical analysis of particle capture by rectangularmesh nets
 S. L. Sanderson and A. Y. Cheer  Fish as filters: An empirical and mathematical analysis
 C. S. Peskin and D. M. McQueen  Computational biofluid dynamics
 J. Lighthill  Acoustic streaming in the ear itself
 C. Kiris, S. Rogers, D. Kwak, and I.D. Chang  Computation of incompressible viscous flows through artificial heart devices with moving boundaries
 A. A. Mayo and C. S. Peskin  An implicit numerical method for fluid dynamics problems with immersed elastic boundaries
 A. L. Fogelson  Continuum models of platelet aggregation: Mechanical properties and chemicallyinduced phase transitions
 D. Halpern and J. B. Grotberg  Surfacetension instabilities of liquidlined elastic tubes
 E. B. Pitman, H. E. Layton, and L. C. Moore  Dynamic flow in the nephron: Filtered delay in the TGF pathway
 H. Huang, V. J. Modi, and B. R. Seymour  A new finitedifference scheme and its application to flows in stenosed arteries
 J. M. V. Rayner  On aerodynamics and the energetics of vertebrate flapping flight
 G. R. Spedding  On the significance of unsteady effects in the aerodynamic performance of flying animals
 H. de la Cueva and R. W. Blake  Mechanics and energetics of ground effect in flapping flight
 D. Weihs  Stability of aquatic animal locomotion
 C. P. van Dam, K. Nikfetrat, and P. M. H. W. Vijgen  Lift and drag calculations for wings and tails: Techniques and applications
 S. A. Berger  Flow in large blood vessels
 T. W. Secomb  The mechanics of blood flow in capillaries
 C. G. Yam and H. A. Dwyer  Unsteady flow in a curved pipe
 M. LaBarbera  Optimality in biological fluid transport systems
