Mar 22, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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BE 3515 - Bio-thermal-fluid Transport II

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This is the second of a two-part series of courses in bio-thermal fluid transport.  Specific topics that are covered include biofluid mechanics and phenomena; mass transfer topics including membrane transport and gas exchangers; and heat transfer topics including steady and unsteady conduction, convection, heat exchanger design, and cooling of electronics. (prereq:TBD)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Differentiate between laminar and turbulent flows and describe where each is encountered in the human body
  • Apply the concept of flow resistance to solve pipe network problems
  • Define the different types of forces that fluid flow imparts on solid bodies and use correlations to estimate these forces for common geometries
  • Describe the rheological properties of blood
  • Set up classic and biomedical engineering problems using the continuity and Navier-Stokes equations and solve simple cases
  • Set up classic and biomedical engineering problems using differential mass and energy balances and solve simple cases
  • Apply constitutive relations related to mass diffusion and heat conduction
  • Solve simple problems involving conductive heat transfer
  • Solve simple problems involving convective heat transfer
  • Design heat and mass exchangers to meet specified requirements

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Thermodynamics
  • College level Newtonian physics for engineers
  • Calculus through ordinary differential equations

Course Topics
  • Properties of blood
  • Flow in pipes and tubes
  • The continuity equation
  • Application of the Navier-Stokes equations
  • Differential component mass balance
  • Mechanisms of heat transfer
  • Differential energy balance
  • Steady heat conduction
  • Lumped system transient heat conduction
  • Forced convection
  • Heat and mass exchangers

Jeffrey LaMack

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