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Course 2: Computer-Aided Engineering: Applications to Biomedical Processes

This project-based course introduces modeling and simulation to solve biological/biomedical problems to junior/senior students with some background in transport processes but with no prior experience in modeling. The course serves many purposes in a curriculum, including the introduction of a state-of-the-art design tool, introduction of simulation-based design as an alternative to prototype-based design, extending fundamental knowledge to solve realistic problems, enhancing the fundamentals, introducing teamwork, written and oral communication, and design concepts. Although developed in the context of biological/biomedical engineering, it can also be extended to other engineering curricula such as Mechanical and Chemical Engineering.

Course 1: Biological and Bioenvironmental Heat and Mass Transfer

Heat and mass transfer in the context of biological and bioenvironmental processes, including plant, animal and human systems, the environment (soil/water/air), and industrial processing of food and biomaterials. How such a course fits a curriculum on Biological Engineering can be seen in first link below.

A Transport Phenomena Approach to Food Process Engineering

A graduate introduction to food process engineering using transport phenomena, solid mechanics and electromagnetics. Sensitivity analysis of parameters using stochastic formulations is also included. Goal of this course is to have a vastly increased quantitative understanding of the food processes. Computer implementation is discussed throughout the process. This course is not taught regularly. It was last taught at Cornell in Spring 2002 as BEE 694. It was taught in 2000 with colleagues at Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium.


Ashim K. Datta

Ashim K. Datta

  • Professor
    Biological & Environmental Engineering
    Cornell University
    208 Riley-Robb Hall
    Ithaca, NY 14853-5701
  • Tel: (607) 255-2482
  • Fax: (607) 255-4080