Georgia Tech

Vortex Dynamics in Cerebral Aneurysms

Event Details

Date/Time:

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2013 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Howey N110
Phone: (404) 894-8886
Fee(s): Free

For More Information Contact

alison.morain@physics.gatech.edu

School of Physics Nonlinear Science & Mathematical Physics Series: Greg Byrne, Georgia Tech

Computational fluid dynamic simulations are providing new insights into the connections between patient-specific hemodynamic flows and the initiation, progression and treatment of cerebral aneurysms. Recent studies linking aneurysm rupture to the formation of vortices have motivated the need for a more fundamental understanding of swirling blood flow patterns and their evolution during the cardiac cycle. In this talk, I describe how dynamical systems theory is being used to advance our knowledge of vortex dynamics within cerebral aneurysms.