Introduction to Skin Biothermomechanics and Thermal Pain

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Springer Science & Business Media, May 30, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 422 pages

"Introduction to Skin Biothermomechanics and Thermal Pain" introduces the study of coupled bio-thermo-mechanical and neural behavior of skin tissue in response to thermal and mechanical loads. The research in this book focuses on the theoretical modeling and experimental investigation of heated skin tissue in order to provide a predictive framework for thermal therapies of diseased tissue in clinics. Furthermore, by developing solution tools, it focuses on changes in treatment parameters leading to more effective therapies. The book is intended for researchers and scientists in Bioengineering, Heat Transfer, Mechanics, Biology and Neurophysiology, as well as clinicians. Dr. Feng Xu is a research fellow at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Dr. Tianjian Lu is a professor at the School of Aerospace, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China. Dr. Xu and Dr. Lu are also affiliated with Biomedical Engineering and Biomechanics Center at Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Skin Structure and Skin Blood Flow
6
PART I SKIN BIOHEAT TRANSFER
20
Chapter 3 Skin Bioheat Transfer and Skin Thermal Damage
21
Chapter 4 Analysis of Skin Bioheat Transfer
69
PART II SKIN BIOMECHANICS
84
Chapter 5 Skin Mechanical Behaviour
85
Measurement and Influence of Different Factors
105
PART III SKIN BIOTHERMOMECHANICS
207
Chapter 8 Introduction of Skin Biothermomechanics
209
Chapter 9 Analysis of Skin Biothermomechanics
221
Chapter 10 Experimental Characterization of Skin Biothermomechanics
267
PART IV SKIN THERMAL PAIN
324
Chapter 11 Skin Thermal Pain Mechanism
327
Chapter 12 Physiological Features of Pain Sensation
343
Chapter 13 Skin Thermal Pain Modeling
374

Chapter 7 Skin Biomechanics Modeling
155

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