151-0980-00L  Biofluiddynamics

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersD. Obrist, P. Jenny
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


151-0980-00 VBiofluiddynamics2 hrs
Fri10-12HG E 1.2 »
D. Obrist, P. Jenny
151-0980-00 UBiofluiddynamics1 hrs
Fri12-13HG E 1.2 »
D. Obrist

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AbstractIntroduction to the fluid dynamics of the human body and the modeling of physiological flow processes (biomedical fluid dynamics).
ObjectiveA basic understanding of fluid dynamical processes in the human body. Knowledge of the basic concepts of fluid dynamics and the ability to apply these concepts appropriately.
ContentThis lecture is an introduction to the fluid dynamics of the human body (biomedical fluid dynamics). For selected topics of human physiology, we introduce fundamental concepts of fluid dynamics (e.g., creeping flow, incompressible flow, flow in porous media, flow with particles, fluid-structure interaction) and use them to model physiological flow processes. The list of studied topics includes the cardiovascular system and related diseases, blood rheology, microcirculation, respiratory fluid dynamics and fluid dynamics of the inner ear.
Lecture notesLecture notes are provided electronically.
LiteratureA list of books on selected topics of biofluiddynamics can be found on the course web page.

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersD. Obrist, P. Jenny
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Written aids8 pages summary
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