Introduction to fundamental concepts associated with the fluid mechanics of biological systems, including physiological flows and cardiovascular flow. Basic physiology of the blood flow in the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems and air flow in the respiration and laryngeal systems will be introduced. Fundamental principles and mathematical models for the air and blood flows in the physiological systems and their practical applications will be discussed. Simple computer models will also be used to study the blood flow in the arterial network.

Course prerequisite(s): 

An undergraduate or introductory fluid mechanics course. Basic working knowledge of MATLAB.