Aug 03, 2024
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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 Bernoulli and mechanical energy balance equations, fluid properties of blood, internal flows, fluid kinematics, flow visualization and CFD, the continuity equation and its biomedical applications, the Navier-Stokes equation and its biomedical applications, external flows, differential component mass balance and its biomedical applications, the differential energy balance and its applications, steady heat conduction, transient heat conduction, forced convection, free convection, heat exchanger analysis and design, and the cooling of electronics. (prereq: MA 232  or MA 2323 , and BE 3500 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Identify situations in which the Bernoulli or mechanical energy balance equation is applicable and apply the appropriate equation to solve practical engineering problems
• 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
• Bernoulli and mechanical energy balance equation
• 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