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A foundational force of nature

Fluid mechanics is a branch of mechanics that addresses with the properties of fluids in various states and their reaction to forces acting upon them. Drawing heavily on physics and mathematics, the field has a wide range of applications in the field of mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, geophysics, astrophysics, and biology.

Current BEAM research projects in this field include microfluidic devices, interstitial fluid flow and fluid movement in the body, environmental and biological flow systems, and transport processes in complex flows – among others. 

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