University Of Limerick

Physiological Fluid Mechanics 2


Iowa State Course Substitution

CH E Professional Elective


Course Info

International Credits: 6.0
Converted Credits: 3.5
Semester: spring
Country: Ireland
Language: English
Course Description:
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 transport systems: cardiovascular system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, liver and kidneys. Extension of fluid mechanics of capillary flow into oscillating flow. Introduction to mass transport, derivation of the relevant conservation equations, dimensional analysis and scaling. Estimating mass transfer coefficients using correlations. Ficks law of diffusion (dilute solutions), the Stokes-Einstein equation and estimation of frictional drag coefficients. Osmosis and mass transport through membranes. Introduction to thermal transport, conduction, convection and radiation and derivation of the conservation equations. Estimation of heat transfer coefficients. Thermal regulation of biological systems


Evaluation Date:
September 25, 2018
Ian Schneider