[ 554WBMRTFMK22 ] KV Thermofluid technology in medicine

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
4,5 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year (*)Medical Engineering Mahdi Saeedipour 3 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Medical Engineering 2022W
Objectives This course is designed in a way that the students, after successfully engaging with the topics, will

  • be familiar with the fluid mechanics aspects of the human body organs and diseases
  • comprehend the physics of fluid flows and the governing equations
  • learn the numerical techniques to solve the governing equations
  • gain knowledge about modeling approaches for human circulatory and respiratory systems
  • be able to run basic practical simulations e.g. blood flow in human arteries and particle deposition in human lung
  • Introduction to biological fluid flow
  • Governing equations of fluid flow and their mathematical properties
  • Finite Volume Discretization and its application to the Navier-Stokes equations
  • Modelling blood flow with single-phase and multiphase flow approaches
  • Modelling particle flow through the respiratory system
Criteria for evaluation Written and/or oral exam
Methods Lectures together with practical training sessions for computer simulations
Language English
Study material HK Versteeg, W Malalasekera: An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics: The Finite Volume Method (second edition), Pearson 2007.
F Durst: Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, Springer Verlag, 2006.
J Tu, K Inthavong, K L Wong: Computational Hemodynamics- Theory, Modelling and Applications, Springer Verlag, 2015
J Tu, K Inthavong, G Ahmadi: Computational Fluid and Particle Dynamics in the Human Respiratory System, Springer Verlag, 2013
Changing subject? No
Further information The practical training will be arranged for the latest stages of the course
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Assignment according to sequence