May 22, 2019  
Graduate Record 2007-2008 
Graduate Record 2007-2008 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

MAE 634 - Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems

Fundamentals of momentum, energy and mass transport as applied to complex biological systems ranging from the organelles in cells to whole plants and animals and their environments. Derivation of conservation laws (momentum, heat and mass), constitutive equations, and auxiliary relations. Applications of theoretical equations and empirical relations to model and predict the characteristics of diffusion and convection in complex biological systems and their environments. Emphasis placed on the bio-mechanical understanding of these systems through the construction of simplified mathematical models amenable to analytical, numerical or statistical formulations and solutions, including the identification and quantification of model uncertainties. (O)

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: Introductory fluid mechanics and/or heat or mass transfer, or instructor permission.

Credits: 3