Engineering Simulation Techniques for Biomedical R&D: Simulating Blood Flow

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Using engineering simulation techniques for biomedical R&D is becoming more and more commonplace for many healthcareapplications. For example, accurate description and assessment of blood flow features are crucial to understand the genesis and progression of cardiovascular diseases. While noninvasive measurement techniques have grown more advanced in resolving flow details, there are still problems with accuracy and resolution. Flow features such as wall shear stress, which depends on the velocity gradient at the arterial wall, cannot be measured with significant accuracy using today’s measurement techniques. In the Computational Biofluid Research Group at Linköping University, we are using simulation to gain a better understand of blood flow.

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