MS29 - Bio-fluid mechanics

  • Valerio Caleffi (Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università di Ferrara)
  • Giorgio Querzoli (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale e Architettura Università di Cagliari)
  • Jan O. Pralits (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Chimica e Ambientale, Università di Genova)
  • Rodolfo Repetto (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Chimica e Ambientale, Università di Genova)
  • Annunziato Siviglia (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile Ambientale e Meccanica, Università di Trento)
  • Francesca Maria Susin (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Ambientale, Università di Padova)

Physiological fluids and their motion play a key role in the functioning of various systems in the human body, such as the cardiovascular, respiratory, cerebrospinal, urinary and lymphatic. Various pathological conditions are also closely associated with the motion of bodily fluids (e.g. in the eye). In recent years bio-fluid mechanics has played an important role in the understanding of physiological processes as well as in the development and optimization of therapeutic and prosthetic devices, currently in use in clinical and surgical practice. This line of research, which is rapidly expanding worldwide, is based on the application of knowledge and techniques typical of hydraulics and fluid mechanics, that are integral part of the background of civil engineers. For the above reasons, the proposers think that a mini-symposium on this topic will be timely and of broad interest. 

Keywords: biofluid mechanics, physiological flows

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