Biological Fluid Dynamics: Modeling, Computations, and Applications

Biological Fluid Dynamics: Modeling, Computations, and Applications

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This volume contains the Proceedings of the AMS Special Session on Biological Fluid Dynamics: Modeling, Computation, and Applications, held on October 13, 2012, at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in the development and application of advanced computational techniques for simulating fluid motion driven by immersed flexible structures. That interest is motivated, in large part, by the multitude of applications in physiology and biology. In some biological systems, fluid motion is driven by active biological tissues, which are typically constructed of fibers that are surrounded by fluid. Not only do the fibers hold the tissues together, they also transmit forces that ultimately result in fluid motion. In other examples, the fluid may flow through conduits such as blood vessels or airways that are flexible or active. That is, those conduits may react to and affect the fluid dynamics. This volume responds to the widespread interest among mathematicians, biologists, and engineers in fluid-structure interactions problems. Included are expository and review articles in biological fluid dynamics. Applications that are considered include ciliary motion, upside-down jellyfish, biological feedback in the kidney, peristalsis and dynamic suction pumping, and platelet cohesion and adhesion.A schematic diagram of two short-looped nephrons and their renal corpuscle, afferent arterioles (AA), and efferent arteriole (EA). The nephrons receive blood through their AAs that are connected with a small connecting artery (unlabeled), arising from a common cortical ... (MD) cells at the tubular walls sense the chloride concentration and produce a signal that modifies the smooth muscle tension of AA.

Title:Biological Fluid Dynamics: Modeling, Computations, and Applications
Author: Anita T. Layton, Sarah D. Olson
Publisher:American Mathematical Soc. - 2014-10-14


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