Mar 27, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BE 3510 - Bio-thermal-fluid Transport 2

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
The objective of this course is to present fundamental principles of classical fluid mechanics, mass transport and heat transfer, and to apply these principles to the solution of both classical and biological problems. (prereq: BE 3500 )
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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