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On the Foundations of Biomechanics

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Y. C. Fung

Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Calif. 92093

J. Appl. Mech 50(4b), 1003-1009 (Dec 01, 1983) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3167183 History: Received February 01, 1983; Online July 21, 2009

Abstract

After a brief survey of the present status of the vast field, a more concentrated review is presented on some issues concerning the foundations of biomechanics. The mechanical properties of living tissues, or their mathematical expressions, i.e., the constitutive equations, are discussed in some detail. Future prospects are considered. The expanding domain of biomechanics is surveyed, and new guideposts — the recently published books, are listed.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
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