Biofluid Mechanics

Module description

  • Module Goals

Students will get introduced to the main properties of fluid motion, continuity, energy, momentum equations and biofluids applications.

  • Assessment Methods

40%: Class activity.

60%: Final-term exam.

  • Module Syllabus

Basic concepts in fluid mechanics – nature of fluids and study of fluid equilibrium – viscosity – pressure –forces exerted by liquids on surfaces – buoyancy and stability of immersed and floating objects – fluid flow and Bernoulli’s equation – motion of fluids – ideal flow – Reynolds number – laminar and turbulent flow – friction-related losses of energy – anatomy and physiology of blood vessels – introduction to the flow mechanism within blood vessels – mechanics of heart valves and control mechanism, applications.

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