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Course module: 8VB00
Transport Physics
Course info
Course module8VB00
Credits (ECTS)5
Category3 (Advanced)
Course typeBachelor College
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byEindhoven University of Technology; Biomedical Engineering; Cardiovascular Biomechanics;
Is part of
Biomedical Engineering
Pre-master program Biomedical Engineering
Contact F.N. van de Vosse
Co-lecturer P.H.M. Bovendeerd
Other course modules lecturer
Contactperson for the course F.N. van de Vosse
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Responsible lecturer F.N. van de Vosse
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Academic year2017
3  (05/02/2018 to 22/04/2018)
Starting block
TimeslotD: D - We 5-8, Th 9-10, Fr 1-4
Course mode
Registration openfrom 15/11/2017 up to and including 07/01/2018
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Registration open for students from other department(s)Yes
Waiting listNo
Number of insufficient tests-
Number of groups of preference0
Learning objectives
After passing the course, the student has knowledge of:
  1. Transport mechanisms in terms of particle trajectories, streamlines, streaklines, scalar and vectorial quantities and can analyzing a simple BME-related flowproblem.
  2. Momentum- and energy equations and van solve these equations for specific situations (non-viscous flow, boundary layer flow, viscous-dominant flow).
  3. The equations mentioned above and can determine an (approximate) analytical solution for these equations.
Transport of heat, nutrients, drugs, and waste products, so particle transport in general, plays an essential role in the maintaining of the human body.
After a short introduction in the relevant physical transport phenomena in physiological systems, based on the balance equations for mass, momentum, and energy for single-component systems, particle transport in viscid and inviscid flow will be discussed and applied to physiological systems.
Theory of diffusive transport un heat transfer problems, free solutions, and through biological membranes will be discussed based on the balance equations for multi-component systems. The theory will be illustrated using examples of diffusion processes that play a role in the uptake and release of particles through biological membranes and tissues.
Entrance requirements
Entrance requirements tests
Assumed previous knowledge
• 2WBB0 - Calculus variant B (recommended)
• 2DM80 - Biostatistics and linear algebra (recommended)
Previous knowledge can be gained by
Resources for self study
Short promotional description of the course
Het college Transportfysica levert basiskennis voor begrip en modellering van transport van deeltjes en warmte door stroming (convectief transport) en diffusie (diffusief transport). Uitgangspunt hierbij is de fysische basis en de mathematische formulering die aan deze transportprocessen ten grondslag liggen.
Short promotional description of the course
The course Transport Physics provides basic knowledge for understanding and modelling of transport of particles and heat by convection and diffusion. The underlying physical principles and their mathematical formulations are taken as a point of departure.
Required materials
Recommended materials
Lecture notes
Instructional modes
Guided selfstudy




Written examination
Test weight100
Minimum grade6
Test typeFinal examination
Number of opportunities2
OpportunitiesBlock 3, Block 4
Test duration in minutes-



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