The course provides the foundation of cardiovascular biomechanics from the organ to the tissue level. A quantitative approach to human physiology from the biomedical engineering perspective is presented, where structural and hemodynamic aspects are addressed. In-vitro experimental and analytic tools are developed and used to solve problems in cardiovascular biomedical engineering. Techniques include Finite Element (FE) modeling, model parameter identification, non-linear continuum mechanics, constitutive descriptions of passive and active properties of blood vessels, Newtonian and non-Newtonian descriptions of blood.
Basic course in solid mechanics (for instance SE1010, SE1020 or SE1055) and a Finite Element (FE) course (for instance SE1025).
After the course, the participants should be able to
The course consists of 14 lectures, 8 tutorials as well as 2 experimental and 2 computational laboratory work tasks. Details about the different course parts are given below and latest information is published at the course website at KTH Social. Course material is handed-out continuously during the course.Teachers are:
Lectures and experimental labs: T.Christian Gasser, email@example.com
Tutorials and computer labs: Chris Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org, 790 7549