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Significances of Bioengineering & Biosciences

The Emerging Use of SPH In Biomedical Applications

  • Open or Close Milan Toma*

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering & Computing Sciences, New York Institute of Technology, USA

    *Corresponding author: Milan Toma, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering & Computing Sciences, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury Campus - HSH116A, Northern Boulevard, Old Westbury, New York 11568-8000, USA, Email: mtoma@nyit.edu

Submission: August 22, 201;Published: October 04, 2017

Volume1 Issue1
October 2017

Abstract

Smoothed-particle hydrodynamics is a fast, parallel, modular and low-memory method originally developed for astrophysical applications in three dimensions. In recent years, it has been used for 3D biomedical applications as well. It has proved to be useful in the field of biomedical engineering mostly because the geometries used need to be often patient-specific and therefore complex. Complicated geometries are formed with high number of finite elements which subsequently requires the use of specialized numerical methods. Moreover, computational fluid dynamics in biomedical applications also deals with moving and deforming structures and therefore the use of fluid-structure interaction analyses is important. The utilization of smoothed-particle hydrodynamics in the fluid-structure interaction analysis is ideal to satisfy the need for fast computational method with the use of complicated geometries.

Keywords: Fluid-structure interaction; Smooth particle hydrodynamics; Computer Simulations; Finite Element Method

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