Courses

ME 4930/6930 - CARDIOVASCULAR BIOMECHANICS

  • This course provides the critical background knowledge for an engineer to relate important biomechanical aspects of the human cardiovascular system to its computational modeling, in-vitro experimentation, medical device design, and surgical planning.

ME 308 - FLUID MECHANICS

  • Behavior of fuilds at rest or in motion, and the study of fluid properties. This class provides the basic principles of fluid mechanics with which broad applicabilities to all fields of engineering can be approached.

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ME 402 - INTERNSHIP IN ENGINEERING DESIGN

  • GE Power Project: Design and prototyping of a lift fixture for moving turbine blades on the manufacturing floor.
  • BMW Project: Design and prototyping of an Automated Guided Vehicle for the production floors at BMW.

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ME 290/390/490 - CREATIVE INQUIRY

  • Experimental Cardiovascular System
    In this project students design and prototype a benchtop flow system which mimics realistic human cardiovascular physiology and anatomy. Such a system can be used for direct medical device testing and clinical training. The first part of the project is to design a low-cost programmable flow pump for producing realistic blood flow waveform under physiologic blood pressures.

  • Computational Modeling of Cardiovascular Exercise
    In this project students develop and refine a computational circuit model to simulate the cardiovascular system of single-ventricle (SV) patients under exercise conditions. SV is a congenital heart defect that results in limited exercise capacity in patients. Students use real clinical data as well as literature information to tune the computational model, and perform validation of the resulting computational model to show that it produces realistic and accurate representations of the patient physiology.

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Online Tutorials

Here is a YouTube Channel hosted by Dr. Ethan Kung containing video tutorials explaining the processes of setting up and running blood flow simulations using the custom software package Simvascular and its associated flow solver. It also contains a few general tutorials on topics such as how to use the 3D visualization software Paraview, and tricks & tips to using Linux.