Catalogue 2014 - 2015

BME 350 Biomedical Thermal Systems


3 cr.


CHEM 106, MATH 236, and BME 301.

Course Description

This course is a study of the physical and mathematical concepts of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer with an emphasis on physiological and biological examples. Students perform material balances and apply the first and second law of thermodynamics to biomedical systems. Additional topics include an introduction to biomedical fluid mechanics using the Bernoulli and energy equations and the study of heat transfer to and from the human body under various environmental conditions.