Mechanics of Living Tissues

Imaging, Characterization and Modeling Towards the Study of Soft Tissues

SCIENCES - Biomechanics

Mechanics of Living Tissues

Edited by

Cédric Laurent, University of Lorraine, France.
Claude Verdier, CNRS, France.

ISBN : 9781789451603

Publication Date : August 2024

Hardcover 342 pp

165.00 USD



Despite their many common features (mechanical behavior, multi-scale structure, evolutionary and living characteristics, etc.), the tissues that make up the human body each have specific characteristics linked to their function, which require the development of dedicated experimental, theoretical and numerical methods.

Mechanics of Living Tissues brings together the work of a number of experts to provide an overview of the most recent approaches developed to study the biomechanical behavior of these soft tissues, in order to understand their structure and apparent behavior. Specific tissues are analyzed across the chapters with the aim of developing solutions that address the clinical problems encountered. Conclusions are then drawn regarding future methods that will improve the current state of knowledge of the behavior of these living tissues, in particular with a view to predicting the effect of a pathology or medical procedure on their apparent properties.


1. Biomechanics of the Liver: Characterizations, Modeling and Clinical Applications, Simon Chatelin, Philippe Garteiser and Bernard E. Van Beers.
2. Biomechanics of the Skin: Characterizations, Modeling and Scalp Applications, Yves Vallet and Cédric Laurent.
3. Biomechanics of the Cornea, Chloé Giraudet and Jean-Marc Allain.
4. Biomechanical Modeling of the Human Tongue, Maxime Calka, Pascal Perrier, Michel Rochette and Yohan Payan.
5. Biomechanical Characterization of the Disc of the Temporomandibular Joint, Lara Tappert, Adrien Baldit and Pawel Lipinski.
6. Biomechanics of the Intervertebral Disc, Pascal Swider.
7. Biomechanics of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), Cédric Laurent.
8. Mechanoregulation in Soft Biological Tissues: Application to the Development of Arterial Calcifications, Madge Martin, Claire Morin and Stéphane Avril.
9. Biomechanics of Bone Tissue and Its Interactions with Surrounding Tissues, Émilie Sapin-de Brosses and David Mitton.

About the authors/editors

Cédric Laurent is a university professor who teaches mechanics in engineering schools, and is a researcher in biomechanics at the University of Lorraine, France. His research activities focus mainly on the mechanical behavior of soft tissues.

Claude Verdier is a Research Director at CNRS, France, former director of the GDR Mécabio, and former chairman of Section 9 of the Comité national de la recherche scientifique (CoNRS).

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