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Dr. Raghvendra Gupta
IIT Guwahati

 

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This course aims to provide an overview of the important problems in human circulatory system. The course would provide introduction to cardiovascular systems and important fluid flow problems in large arteries. The goal is to provide students with the necessary background to apply the knowledge of fluid mechanics to analyse the flow behavior in biological systems in general and human circulatory system in particular. It is hoped that with this course, the students would be able to develop a perspective towards the design and development of diagnostics and medical device development.
 

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Topics

1.

Introduction, Motivation, Organisation of Cardiovascular System

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Blood: Its constituents and rheology

3.


Blood Flow in Arteries-1: Hagen Poiseuille Flow, Flow Bifurcation, Flow in Curved tubes
Blood Flow in Arteries-2: Pulsatile Flow in Rigid Tubes, Womersley Solution

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Blood Flow in Arteries-3: Wave Propogation in Blood Vessels

A basic course in fluid mechanics at UG level, A UG course in Mathematics covering Ordinary Differential Equations


Guyton, A. C. and Hall, J. E., A textbook of medical physiology, tenth edition, W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA.
Chandran, B. K., Rittgers, S. E. and Yoganathan, A. P. “Biofluid Mechanics”, CRC Press, Second edition, 2012.

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