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Biomedical Engineering (BME)

BME 409 Biofluid Mechanics (3) The fundamental relations in fluid mechanics and their application to biofluids including steady/unsteady flows, diseased states, devices and biorheology.

BME 409 Biofluid Mechanics (3)

This course is a first course in fluid mechanics, with application to biomedical problems. This course incorporates understanding of fluid properties of biological materials and applies the fundamental laws (mass, momentum, and energy) that govern fluid mechanics to solve biofluid applications such as those in the cardiovascular system, including diseased states. The course will enable students to use approximation methods and constraints in fluid mechanics to help model and solve biofluid examples. Biorheology and cardiovascular prosthetics in the context of fluid mechanics will be discussed. The students will be able to understand and apply problem solving techniques to steady and unsteady biological flows and be exposed to wave propagation theory and oscillatory flow. Students will be exposed to biofluid devices and flow measurement techniques used to assess these devices.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: MATH 230, MATH 251, BIOL 141 orBIOL 240W

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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