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Dr. William Rantz


Chemical and Paper Engineering

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In this work, we presented a new numerical approach to study the deformation of blockages and fluid properties in an elastic blood vessel. In computational hemodynamics, only few of the current numerical models considered the elasticity of vessels, and those models were difficult to extend to other topics like the deformation of blockages in elastic blood vessels. In addition, the approach that we employed is especially effective on visualization. A validation for the present method is carried out by comparing the simulation results with a theoretical prediction of the deformation of the pulmonary blood vessel in a steady flow. Subsequently, the method is applied to study the relationship between the fluid properties and the deformation of blockages.