BME 222 Biofluid Mechanics (2017-2018)

BME 222 Biofluid Mechanics

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

BME 222 Biofluid Mechanics (Credit Units: 4) Introduces principles of biofluid mechanics in a research oriented scheme and approaches a wide spectrum of biofluid related problems in human body and solutions that involves engineering conceptions. Graduate students only. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:
Arash Kheradvar
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Students will be able to formulate the problems related to fluid mechanics in human body system and solve by engineering concepts.

2. Students will gain fundamental understanding of the governing physics behind the pulsatile flow and cardiovascular system.

3. Students will learn about artificial organs and devices that are exposed or work based the flow inside human body.

4. Students will demonstrate the ability to work in teams tackling problems in biofluid mechanics.

Prerequisites by Topic


Lecture Topics:
  • Mathematically oriented physiology and pathology of cardiovascular system
  • Topics on modeling of cardiovascular system
  • Mechanics of cardiovascular system
  • Principles of cardiovascular devices and flow-related implants
  • Engineering concepts behind cardiovascular diagnostic approaches
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:


Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component
Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Attendance: 100%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

February 22, 2017
Senate Approved:
April 25, 2014
Approved Effective:
2014 Fall Qtr