Transport Phenomena in Living Systems

ENG BE 435

Biological systems operate at multiple length scales and all scales depend on internal and external transport of molecules, ions, fluids and heat. this course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of biological transport and to apply these fundamentals in understanding physiological processes involving fluid, mass and heat transfer. Students will learn the fundamental conservation principles and constitutive laws that govern heat, mass and momentum transport processes and systems as well as the constitutive properties that are encountered in typical biological problems. Transport is also critical to the development and proper functioning of biological and medical instruments and devices, which will also be discussed. Biomedical examples will include applications in development of the heart-lung machine, estimation of time of death in postmortem cases, burn injuries through hot water, respiratory flow in smokers lungs, etc. 4 cr

FALL 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 PHO 203 MW 10:00 am-12:00 pm

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