Seminars

Coupled problems in Environmental and medical applications

Speaker: Hiroshi Suito
Affiliation: Mathematical Science Group, Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan
When: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Time: 14:00:00
Abstract: Fluid–structure interaction (FSI) problems arise under various circumstances including environmental and medical applications. This talk firstly presents numerical simulations for motions of aquatic plants interacting with surrounding fluids using immersed boundary method (IBM) with finite-difference approximation on fixed meshes. We also present simulations for blood flows in aorta solved on finite-element meshes moving with the vessel wall. Aortic aneurysms and aortic coarctations are considered here. Geometrical characteristics such as curvature and torsion help us to understand the essential difference for morphologies among patients. The latter problem is followed by a machine learning approach by which wall shear stress and oscillatory shear index distributions are estimated using geometrical characteristics of the vessels. Contact: alfio.quarteroni@polimi.it