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Title: Modelling wall shear stress in small arteries using LBM and FVM
Authors: Pontrelli, G
König, CS
Collins, MW
Long, Q
Succi, S
2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2009)
Keywords: Arterial endothelium;Blood flow;Wall shear stress;Lattice Boltzmann methods;LBM;Finite volume method;FVM
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: 2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference, Brunel University, West London, UK, 01-02 September 2009
Abstract: In this study a finite-volume discretisation of a Lattice Boltzmann equation over unstructured grids is presented. The new scheme is based on the idea of placing the unknown fields at the nodes of the mesh and evolve them based on the fluxes crossing the surfaces of the corresponding control volumes. The method, named unstructured Lattice Boltzmann equation (ULBE) is compared with the classical finite volume method (FVM) and is applied here to the problem of blood flow over the endothelium in small arteries. The study shows a significant variation and a high sensitivity of wall shear stress to the endothelium corrugation degree.
Description: This paper was presented at the 2nd Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2009), which was held at Brunel University, West London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, IPEM, the Italian Union of Thermofluid dynamics, the Process Intensification Network, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
ISBN: 978-1-902316-72-7
ISSN: 978-1-902316-73-4
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