Integrated Nano-Biomechanics provides an integrated look into the rapidly evolving field of Nanobiomechanics. The book demystifies the processes in living organisms at the micro- and nano-scale through mechanics - using theoretical, computational, and experimental means. It follows and develops the concept of integrating different technologies along the hierarchical structure of biological systems and clarifies biomechanical interactions among the different levels for the analysis of multi-scale pathophysiological phenomena. With a focus on the nano-scale processes and biomedical applications it is shown how the knowledge obtained can be utilized in a range of areas including diagnosis and treatment of various human diseases and alternative energy production. This book is based on collaboration of researchers from a unique combination of fields including biomechanics, computational mechanics, GPU application, electron microscopy, biology of motile micro-organisms, entomological mechanics and clinical medicine. Integrated Nano-Biomechanics will be of great interest to scientists and researchers in involved in disciplines such as micro- and nano-engineering, bionanotechnology, biomedical engineering, micro- and nano-scale fluid-mechanics (such as in MEMS devices), nanomedicine and microbiology, as well as industries such as optical devices, computer simulation, plant based energy sources and clinical diagnosis of the gastric diseases.
1. Foreword 2. Biomechanics of microcirculation 3. Biomechanics of digestive systems 4. Biomechanics for pathology and treatment 5. Ciliary motion 6. Swimming microorganisms 7. Microfluidic devices based on biomechanics 8. Biomimetics