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dc.contributor.advisor Tezduyar, Tayfun E.
dc.creatorHabluetzel, Casey P
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-16T14:08:38Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-16T14:08:38Z
dc.date.created 2014-05
dc.date.issued 2014-04-24
dc.date.submitted May 2014
dc.identifier.citation Habluetzel, Casey P. "Patient-Specific Computational Fluid Mechanics Modeling of the Blood Flow in the Human Aorta." (2014) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/77176.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/77176
dc.description.abstract We focus on the arterial fluid mechanics of patient-specific computer modeling of blood flow in the human aorta. The core computational technology is the space–time variational multiscale (ST-VMS) formulation of incompressible flows, and in conjunction with that we use a number of special techniques targeting arterial fluid mechanics. The special techniques include a mapping technique for the non-circular inflow boundaries, mesh generation techniques for both the unstructured tetrahedral and structured hexahedral aortic meshes, techniques for generating refined layers of mesh near the arterial surfaces, and a technique for calculating the oscillatory shear index (OSI). We compute the unsteady flow patterns in eight different aortas and visually investigate how in each case the geometry influences the wall shear stress, the OSI, and the flow patterns at different instants during the cardiac cycle.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectFluid mechanics
Aorta
Blood flow
Space-time
Wall shear stress
Oscillatory shear index
dc.title Patient-Specific Computational Fluid Mechanics Modeling of the Blood Flow in the Human Aorta
dc.contributor.committeeMember Takizawa, Kenji
dc.contributor.committeeMember Meade, Andrew J., Jr.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Akin, John Edward.
dc.date.updated 2014-09-16T14:08:39Z
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science


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