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PHYSIOLOGICAL FLUID DYNAMICS

CODE 80584
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 11159 BIOENGINEERING(LM-21) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/01
    LANGUAGE Italian (English on demand)
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course provides the student with understanding of the dynamics of physiological fluid flows. The focus will be on the mechanical aspects of such flows.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The teaching provides the foundations for understanding the dynamics of biological motions, with particular reference to the motion of fluids in the human body. The following topics will be covered: blood flow in the cardiovascular system (movement in the heart, arteries, capillaries, veins), fluid dynamics of the ureter and eye.

    PREREQUISITES

    Basic notions of mathematics and mechanics.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Combination of traditional lectures and classroom work on a project. 

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Introduction to biofluid dynamics.
    Blood rheology.
    Fluid mechanics of the hearth
    Flow in large arteries
    Flow in the microcirculation.
    Ocular fluid mechanics.

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    LEcture notes of the course.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    RODOLFO REPETTO (President)

    JAN OSCAR PRALITS

    NICOLETTA TAMBRONI (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The students will be asked to work on a project that will be described in detail during class hours. In order to take the exam the students will have to work out the projects and write a short report for each of them. The exam will consist in an oral discussion of the projects and of the contents of the course.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    20/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    14/02/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    06/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    19/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    12/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    01/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale