University Of Limerick

Physiological Fluid Mechanics 1


Iowa State Course Substitution

CH E Professional or Engineering Elective


Course Info

International Credits: 6.0
Converted Credits: 3.5
Country: Ireland
Language: English
Course Description:
Viscous and inviscid flow theory and applications. The role of transport phenomena in biological systems and the definition of these processes, including momentum, convection, diffusion and binding interactions. Introduction to the primary physiological convective transport systems: cardiovascular system, respiratory system, urological and lymph systems. Properties of physiological fluids and constitutive relations; Newtons law of viscosity, non-Newtonian rheology and time dependant viscoelastic behaviour. The derivation of the conservation relations for fluid transport, dimensional analysis and scaling. Introduction to Mass Transfer, Ficks law of diffusion. Transport of Gases between blood and tissues: oxygen-haemoglobin equilibria and the dynamics of oxygenation of blood in lung capillaries.


Evaluation Date:
September 25, 2018
Ian Schneider