Blood flow dynamics in patient specific arterial network in head and neck

Rhode, S., Paul, M. , Martens, E. and Campbell, D.F. (2011) Blood flow dynamics in patient specific arterial network in head and neck. In: 2nd International Conference on Mathematical and Computational Biomedical Engineering - CMBE2011, Washington, D.C., USA, 30 Mar - 1 Apr 2011, pp. 486-489. ISBN 9780956291417

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Abstract

This paper shows a steady simulation of blood flow in the major head and neck arteries as if they had rigid walls, using patient specific geometry and CFD software FLUENT R . The Artery geometry is obtained by CT–scan segmentation with the commercial software ScanIPTM. A cause and effect study with various Reynolds numbers, viscous models and blood fluid models is provided. Mesh independence is achieved through wall y+ and pressure gradient adaption. It was found, that a Newtonian fluid model is not appropriate for all geometry parts, therefore the non–Newtonian properties of blood are required for small vessel diameters and low Reynolds numbers. The k–! turbulence model is suitable for the whole Reynolds number

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:ISBN: 9780956291417
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Paul, Dr Manosh
Authors: Rhode, S., Paul, M., Martens, E., and Campbell, D.F.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
ISBN:9780956291417
Copyright Holders:Copyright © The authors
First Published:First published in Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Mathematical and Computational Biomedical Engineering - CMBE2011
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with permission of the authors.

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