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Lecture "Biofluiddynamics"

Time and Place

Friday, 10.15 - 12.00 (lecture), ML F34

Friday, 12.15 - 13.00 (exercise), ML F34

Lecturers

Dominik Obrist

Patrick Jenny

Assistant

Bernhard Grieser

Wednesday, 10.30 - 11.15 (office hour), ML H52

Description

This class teaches fluid dynamics as it relates to selected areas of human physiology. Students get a basic understanding of the fluid dynamical processes in the human body. They will learn the basic concepts of fluid dynamics and obtain the ability to apply these concepts appropriately.

Content

The lecture is an introduction to the fluid dynamics of the human body (internal biofluiddynamics). Based on selected topics of human physiology we introduce basic concepts of fluid dynamics, e.g., creeping flow, incompressible flow, pulsating flow, flow in porous media, flow with particles, fluid-structure interaction, etc. . The list of studied topics includes subjects such as the cardiovascular system and related diseases, respiratory fluiddynamics, blood rheology, microcirculation, blood flow regulation, fluiddynamics of the inner ear, dynamics of bacterial infections.

Homework

Homework assignments are available for download on Friday morning before class (see class schedule below). They are discussed during the exercise session, and are due the following Friday.

The homework assignments can be downloaded by clicking on the homeworks in the class schedule below. Many homework assignments include computations with MATLAB. The required MATLAB programs can be downloaded here.

Lecture Notes

Lecture notes can be downloaded before the lectures from this webpage (see the class schedule below).

Literature

The books contain material covered in this course. They are good sources for the extended study of certain topics.

Class and Homework Schedule

Lecture notes and homework assignments can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

Date
Lecture
Exercise
21.02.14
Lecture #1:
Introduction to biofluiddynamics
Assignment #1:

Dynamical scales of physiological flows

28.02.14 Lecture #2:
Pipe flow
Assignment #2:

Pulsating blood flow in the femoral artery of a dog

07.03.14
Lecture #3:
Cardiovascular system
+ slides
Assignment #3:

Arterial branchings and the "Windkessel" effect

14.03.14
Lecture #4:
Arterial diseases
+ slides
 
21.03.14
Lecture #5:
Blood rheology
+ slides
Assignment #4:

Axial train model

28.03.14
Lecture #6:
Microcirculation & RBC transport
+ slides
Assignment #5:

Blood regulation competition

04.04.14
Lecture #7:
Balance sense
+ slides
Assignment #6:

Operating range of semicircular canals

11.04.14
Lecture #8:
Cochlear mechanics
+ slides
Assignment #7:

Frequency-place map of the cochlea

18.04.14
25.04.14
Easter break: no class
Easter break: no exercise
02.05.14
Lecture #9:
Speech production
 
09.05.14
Lecture #10:
Respiratory flow - lung ventilation
+ slides1 + slides2
Assignment #8:

Lung ventilation

16.05.14
Lecture #11:
Respiratory flow - oxygen transport & exchange
+ slides
Assignment #9:

Modeling diffusion in the pulmonary acinus

23.05.14
Repetitorium
"ETH Blood Regulator Award 2014"
30.05.14 No class No exercise
 

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