Fields, Flows, and Interfaces

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Principal Investigator

Scott S. H. Tsai

Ryerson University

Department of Mechanical
and Industrial Engineering


ME8150 Introduction to Microfluidics (Graduate)

Winter 2018, Winter 2017, Winter 2016, Winter 2015, Winter 2014

Microfluidics is an emerging technology that is becoming ubiquitous in biomedical research. This course introduces students to microfluidics and its applications. Soft lithography and experimental methods will be discussed. Related physics will be reviewed, including fluid flow, transport phenomena, electromagnetism, and capillarity. Mathematical approximation and simulations will be used to solve microfluidics-based problems. Final project will be a microfluidics-based research proposal.

MEC511 Thermodynamics and Fluids (Undergraduate)

Winter 2018, Winter 2017, Winter 2016, Winter 2015

The scope and limitations of thermodynamics, macroscopic-approaches to heat, work, energy and the first law. Properties and state of simple substances and fluids. Control-mass and control-volume energy analysis. The second law of thermodynamics, entropy limiting cycle efficiencies, criteria for equilibrium. Conservation equations for the flow of fluids. Application to one-dimensional fluid flow.

MEC323 Statics and Mechanics of Materials (Undergraduate)

Fall 2018, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2013

Statics will cover rigid body equilibrium, including: two and three-force members, trusses, frames and machines. Mechanics of materials will cover introductory stress and strain, Hooke's Law, axial and torsional loading and statically indeterminate problems.