Simulation of blood flow through capillaries

The simulation of blood flow through capillaries is critical to understanding the origin as well as implications of various diseases in humans. Blood is constituted of different cells, such as Erythrocytes and Leucocytes, The project will involve simulating whole blood, with resolved blood cells using three dimensional boundary integral method. Our group has recently looked at compound vesicles in shear flow as well as Red Blood cells in electric fields. Using these expertise already available, the project will build up simulations to solve coupled elasto-hydrodynamic equations involving Red and White blood cells. Several novel simulations involving the combined effect of the two cell kinds on cell conformation, configuration and the resulting viscosity of blood will be estimated. The project involves computations using Boundary integral method. The technical components will be Stokes flow hydrdoynamics, integral equation theory, large scale simulations.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Computational Flow Modelling (CFD)
  • Electrohydrodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics and Stability