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2022W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC

## Properties

• Semester hours: 2.0
• Credits: 3.0
• Type: VO Lecture
• Format: Online

## Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

• Understand the dynamics of physical, chemical and biological processes that control heat, mass and momentum transport in biological applications, integrating specific knowledge with that of other related fields in engineering (for example thermodynamics and fluid mechanics);
• follow specific physico-mathematical reasoning that are required to understand and model transport phenomena in biological systems;
• understand and solve simple problems encountered in biological/chemical applications;
• develop learning skills necessary to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy;

## Subject of course

1. Introduction: The role of transport processes in biological systems; Conservation equations; dimensional analysis and scales of motions; Transport by diffusion; Transport by convection;

2. Fluid Flow in the Circulation and Tissues: Oscillating flow in a cylindrical tube; Flow in Curved Vessels; Flow in Branching Vessels; Flow in arteries (Carotid Artery, Aorta, Coronary Arteries); Wall elasticity; Arterial Fluid Dynamics and Atherosclerosis; Heart-Valve Hemodynamics;

3. Mass Transport in Biological systems - Diffusion: Fick's law; Diffusion through a film; Diffusion through porous media and through porous membranes; Diffusion with reactions;

4. Mass Transport in Biological systems - Convection: Convective transport; Transport from an oxygen bubble; Convective transport with reaction;

## Teaching methods

Calculation of examples and case studies at the blackboard will be used to support students in achieving the expected learning outcomes.

## Mode of examination

Written

Note: The first VO lecture will be Wednesday October 6, 2021.

Exams:
3 VO exam dates each semester. Each VO exam covers the entire program of the VO lectures.

Structure of the exam:
-) Each exam consists of 2/3 problems
-) Each problem is divided into parts (2 or 3, typically).
A score is associated to each part (the maximum cumulative score considered to calculate the final grade is 100).
You should solve each problem by applying the correct equations and by providing the required results.

Scores:
<50   -> (fail)          5
51-65 -> (pass)      4
66-73 -> (pass)      3
74-85 -> (pass)      2
>86 -> (pass)         1

NOTE: Depending on the overall behavior of the class, the score ranges given above might change and shift towards lower values.
For instance, if scores are all below 85  then  ranges could be as follows:
<45   -> (fail)          5
46-60 -> (pass)      4
61-68 -> (pass)      3
69-80 -> (pass)      2
>81 -> (pass)         1

## Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Wed11:00 - 13:0005.10.2022HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Transport phenomena-Lecture
Tue11:00 - 13:0011.10.2022 - 24.01.2023HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Transport phenomena-Lecture
Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Wed05.10.202211:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Transport phenomena-Lecture
Tue11.10.202211:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Transport phenomena-Lecture
Tue18.10.202211:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Transport phenomena-Lecture
Tue25.10.202211:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Transport phenomena-Lecture
Tue08.11.202211:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Transport phenomena-Lecture
Tue22.11.202211:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Transport phenomena-Lecture
Tue29.11.202211:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Transport phenomena-Lecture
Tue06.12.202211:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Transport phenomena-Lecture
Tue13.12.202211:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Transport phenomena-Lecture
Tue20.12.202211:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Transport phenomena-Lecture
Tue10.01.202311:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Transport phenomena-Lecture
Tue17.01.202311:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Transport phenomena-Lecture
Tue24.01.202311:00 - 13:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Transport phenomena-Lecture

## Examination modalities

Students have to write a final written exam to assess whether they have achieved the expected knowledge and preparation.

## Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
16.09.2022 12:00 03.10.2022 09:00 03.10.2022 09:00

### Registration modalities

Please register to the course in case you want to attend the lectures

## Curricula

Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 453 Biomedical Engineering Not specified
066 473 Chemical and Process Engineering Not specified

## Literature

No lecture notes are available.