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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE843
Subject Title Physiological Fluid Mechanics


Introduction to Physiological Fluid Mechanics; Review of Concepts in Fluid Mechanics, Kinematics, Hydrostatics, Conservation relations, Viscous Flow, Unsteady Flow; Clinical Fluid Dynamic Measurements; Analysis of Total Peripheral Flow; Circulatory Bio-fluid Mechanics, Blood Rheology, Blood Composition and Structure, Flow Properties of Blood, Blood Vessel Structure; Models of Biofluid Flow, Models of Blood Flow, Applications of Poiseuilli’s Law for the study of Blood Flow; Introduction to Non-Newtonian Fluids, Power Law Model, Herschel-Bulkley Model, Casson Model, Non-Newtonian Flow in Elastic Tubes; Introduction to Heart Mechanics, Cardiac Geometry, Materials, and Electric System, Mechanical Cycle Events & Vent. Function Curve, Operation of Heart Valves, Blood Flow in Arteries, Shear Stress on Vessel Wall, Blood Vessel

Bifurcation, Bifurcation Patterns, Uniform Shear Hypothesis

Text Books

1. J. N. Mazumdar, Biofluid Mechanics, World Scientific, 2004.

2. Y.C. Fung, Biodynamics: Circulation, Springer-Verlag NY, 1997.

3. AC.Ross Ethier and Craigg A. Simmons, Introductory Biomechanics, Cambridge texts in Biomedical Engineering, 2007.

4. C. Kleinstreuer, Biofluid Dynamics: Principles and Applications, CRC Press, 2006.

5. M. Zamir, The Physics of pulsatile flow, Springer-Verlag NY, 2000.

6. L. Waite, Applied Biofluid Mechanics, McGraw Hill, 2007.

7. L. Waite, Biofluid Mechanics in Cardiovascular Systems, McGraw-Hill, 2006