Short Title:Fluid Mechanics for BioEngineering
Full Title:Fluid Mechanics for BioEngineering
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:FLUI H4003
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
Module Delivered in no programmes
Reviewed By:FIONA CRANLEY
Module Author:KEN MOLONEY
Module Description:This module will apply the fundamentals of Fluid mechanics to the human body
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the human Cardiovascular system as a system
LO2 formulate the problems related to fluid mechanics in human body system and solve by engineering concepts.
LO3 Understand the governing physics behind the pulsatile flow and cardiovascular system
LO4 Identify artificial organs and devices that are exposed or work based the flow inside human body
LO5 Describe the human respiratory system and solve thermofluid flow problems associated with the lungs
LO6 Solve flow problems associated with the digestive system
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
2774FLUI H2003Fluid Mechanics 1
4035THBE H3000Thermofluids for BioEngineering
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Fluid mechanics of the Blood flow system
Fluid mechanics of the Blood flow system, Anatomy of the cardiovascular system, mode of bifurcation Conservation of mass and momentum, Reynolds transport Theorem and fluid modelling, Poiseuille flow, Non axisymmetric flows, fully developed flows, Arterial curve, unsteady flow, Non-Newtonian flow and blood flow models. Lubrication theory. Clinical blood pressure measurement, Cardiac power (pump), Pressure and waveforms, Windkessel model, An introduction to wave intensity analysis. Urine and Blood flow in the kidneys. Applications
45.00%
Fluid Mechanics of the Respiratory system
Fluid Mechanics of the Respiratory system: Primary function of the lung, Boyles law, Mechanical respiratory system, Pressures in the lungs and its measurement, Inflation characteristic of the chest wall, Pressure volume curves, Surface tension in the airways, Respiratory muscles. Applications Hazardous nature of dusts, classification of dusts, physiological effects of dust, the respiratory system, mechanism of dust deposition in the respiratory system, Dust diseases
25.00%
Other areas of the body
Fluid mechanics of the digestive system Anatomy of the digestive system, Esophageal pressure and measurement. Flows through the digestive system, abnormal flow through the oesophagus Fluid mechanics of the digestive system Anatomy of the digestive system, Esophageal pressure and measurement. Flows through the digestive system, abnormal flow through the oesophagus, Brain fluids, Urinary tract, Sweat glands, etc
15.00%
Microfluidics
The fundamentals of microfluidic flows and their applications. fluid flow and fluid characteristics in microchannels as well as the components for controlling fluid flow
15.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory LAB 1 2 15.00 Week 6
Assignment LAB 2 2,5 15.00 Week 10
No End of Module Formal Examination

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer/Lab No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 4.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer/Lab No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 4.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • David Rubenstein Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering Stony Brook University, Wei Yin Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering State University of New York at Stony Brook, Mary D. Frame Ph.D. University of Missouri Columbia 2011, Biofluid Mechanics: An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Macrocirculation, and Microcirculation, Academic Press [ISBN: 9780123813831]
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