Bio Fluid Mechanics (MTR003)

This is a taught course aimed at PhD students, although it also serves as background for a Masters course. It consists of 20 lectures in the Easter term. The lectures take place at 2.00 and 3.00 on Tuesdays, starting 19th January. There will be a 10minute interval at roughly 2.50. The course is simultaneously viewable at Imperial College London, Bath, Bristol, Warwick and Oxford, due to the wonders of technology. The lectures will be given in room 6M42 in the Huxley building at Imperial College. For details of other TCC courses see the Taught Course Centre website

This page is under development and will change as the course progresses. I shall try to put suitable material for each lecture on the site at least 30mins before each lecture.

Click on the topics below to view or print files of the course material. If you are unable to access any of the files mail me.

Topics to be covered

  • Haemodynamics: Blood flow in the macrocirculation
  • Animal locomotion: swimming and flying; low and high Reynolds numbers.
  • Bioconvection: swimming microorganisms can lead to unstable density stratifications and resultant convection.