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This detailed monograph looks at the challenge of quantifying the effects of pressure change in living systems. A working view of physical phase mechanics is followed by its theoretical application to decompression theory in diving.
Additional topics range from basic physics to thermodynamics to blood and tissue bubble characteristics to bubble model testing.
The target audience for this text includes the hyperbaric technician, physician, physiologist, physicist, chemist, mathematician, engineer, or biologist.
Bruce Wienke is a Program Manager in the Nuclear Weapons Technology/Simulation and Computing Office at LANL. He contributes to decompression workshops, symposia, educational publications, and technical periodicals. He is the author of seven books, and over 200 technical journal articles. (Hardcover, 568 pages)
Table of Contents
Units and Equivalences
Part 1: Material Dynamics
Part 2: Transport and Flow Kinetics
Part 3: Phase and Bubble Dynamics
Part 4: Critical Tensions and Phase Volumes
Part 5: Mixed Gases and Decompression
Part 6: Operational Diving
Part 7: Computing and Decompression Algorithms
Appendix A: Basic Physics Appendix B: Statistics and Data Correlation Appendix C: Earth Geosphere Appendix D: RGBM Recreational Air and Nitrox Tables Appendix E: RGBM Technical Mixed Gas Decompression Tables Appendix F: Table, Meter and Profile Risk Analysis References