BIOMACHINES
Stampa
Enrollment year
2021/2022
Academic year
2021/2022
Regulations
DM270
Academic discipline
ING-IND/34 (INDUSTRIAL BIOENGINEERING)
Department
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL,COMPUTER AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Course
BIOENGINEERING
Curriculum
Sanita' digitale
Year of study
Period
2nd semester (07/03/2022 - 17/06/2022)
ECTS
9
Lesson hours
83 lesson hours
Language
Italian
Activity type
ORAL TEST
Teacher
CONTI MICHELE (titolare) - 9 ECTS
Prerequisites

Knowledge of the principles of
fluid mechanics (Physics) and the
differential equations at
partial derivatives.
Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will have acquired:
- fundamentals of fluid-dynamics;
- a basic knowledge of the circulatory system and physiology;
- operating principles of the life support systems commonly used in
clinical practice for hemodialysis and extra-body circulation;
- principles of modeling of the circulatory system is one-dimensional
that three-dimensional, with hints on computational tools;
- overview of heart valve prostheses.
Course contents

Fundamentals of
fluid dynamics;
Recalls of anatomy of the
vascular system;
Physiology and pathology of the
circulatory system;
Blood rheology;
Principles of arterial waves;
Modeling and simulation of the circulatory system;
Reduced models of the cardiovascular system;
3D models and computational tools: introduction
3D models and computational tools: analysis set-up;
Creations of vascular models from medical images;
3D models and computational tools: applications;
Extra-corporeal circulation (ECMO);
Hemodialysis machines and circuits;
Ventricular assistance;
Biological and mechanical valve prostheses.
Teaching methods

taught lessons also with the support of multimedia devices; practical exercises
and / or numerical in the classroom equipped with a computer
Reccomended or required readings

Course notes on Kiro platform.
Letture suggerite:
- Nichols W, O'Rourke M, Vlachopoulos C, editors. McDonald's blood
flow in arteries: theoretical, experimental and clinical principles. CRC
press; 2011 Jul 29.
- Caro CG. The mechanics of the circulation. Cambridge University
Press; 2012.
- Kundu, P.K., Cohen, I.M.. Fluid Mechanics. Elsevier. In particolare il
capitolo “Introduction to Biofluid Mechanics”.
- Miller,G.E.. Artificial Organs. Morgan & Claypool.
Assessment methods

The exam will be passed after a positive oral exam
concerning the contents of the course and the simultaneous discussion of a
project focused on the application of the acquired principles; there is also a computer test regarding the fluid dynamics simulation of a case study in the biomedical field.
Further information
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030