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Publication - Dr Alberto Gambaruto

    Applying Director Theory to the Modelling of Fluid Flow in Straight and Curved Pipes

    Citation

    Webster, M, Gambaruto, A & Champneys, A, 2019, ‘Applying Director Theory to the Modelling of Fluid Flow in Straight and Curved Pipes’. in: 6th International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering - CMBE2019. CMBE Proceedings

    Abstract

    This work involves applying director theory to the modelling of fluid flow in straight and curvedpipes. Director theory assumes that the velocity of the fluid can be approximated by a summation of weighting functions multiplied by vectors that are dependent on the coordinate following the centre-line of the pipe. The aim is to investigate whether this could be a useful approach for modelling bloodflow in the human cardiovascular system. The approach allows for a more realistic geometric modelthan classical 1D approaches, but is computationally cheaper than full 3D simulations.

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