Jun 15, 2024  
Rensselaer Catalog 2022-2023 
Rensselaer Catalog 2022-2023 [Archived Catalog]

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BMED 6580 - Biomedical Fluid Mechanics

This course covers the dynamics of fluid flow in the human physiological system. Engineering principles and fluid dynamic concepts will be taught in the context of cardiovascular system. Topics include: pulsatile flow in arteries, vascular compliance and wave propagation, impedance, cardiac mechanics, dynamic coupling of ventricle and systemic circulation, blood flow in vein, coronary circulation, microcirculation, blood flow at complex geometries, imaging techniques in clinical hemodynamic assessment, fluid mechanics in designing and testing circulatory implants.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: ENGR 2250  and a basic knowledge of human physiology

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Cross Listed: With BMED 4580  . Students cannot receive credit for both courses.

Credit Hours: 3

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