Simulation of high-Reynolds number vascular flows

Paul F. Fischer, Francis Loth, Seung E. Lee, Sang Wook Lee, David S. Smith, Hisham S. Bassiouny

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We describe a spectral element solution strategy for simulation of weakly turbulent vascular flows. Novel approaches for treatment of outflow boundary conditions and flow division are presented. We demonstrate that several million gridpoints are required to obtain converged rms statistics when uniform refinement is used and discuss possible approaches to cost reduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3049-3060
Number of pages12
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Issue number31-32
StatePublished - Jun 15 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Parallel computing
  • Spectral elements
  • Turbulence
  • Vascular flows

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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