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By Alvin H. Sacks Ph.D. (auth.), Daniel J. Schneck (eds.)

The division of Engineering technological know-how and Hechanics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and kingdom college spon­ sored the 1st Mid-Atlantic convention on Bio-Fluid Mechanics, which used to be held in Blacksburg, Virginia throughout the interval Sept. 11 August 1978. a few forty life-scientists, engineers, physicians and others who percentage a typical curiosity within the development of uncomplicated and utilized wisdom in bio­ fluid mechanics accrued on the Donaldson Brown middle for carrying on with schooling to listen to 25 papers provided in seven technical classes. on the end of the convention, these current made up our minds unanimously that its luck warranted having no less than another -- and that it was once conceptually a valid suggestion to plot it on a biennial foundation for past due spring. as a result, the second one Mid-Atlantic convention on Bio­ Fluid Mechanics happened at Virginia Tech on may well 4-6, 1980. This quantity records the complaints of the second one convention. It comprises complete texts of 23 contributed papers, 2 visitor lectures and 1 invited seminar. The papers are gr9uped in keeping with material, starting with three within the region of respiratory, by means of 1 in kidney dialysis, 1 in copy, 1 in joint lubrication, 1 in prosthetic fluidics, 2 in zoology, and finishing with 14 within the normal box of cardiovascular dynamics. Of the latter, five take care of the topic of center valves, 2 crisis themselves with the microcirculation, 6 deal with vascular approach hemodynamics and 1 covers a few elements of blood rheology.

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