Computational Visualization of Blood Flow in the Cardiovascular System

  • Takami Yamaguchi


Fluid flow, such as blood flow and air flow, is a sine qua non mechanical phenomenon for maintaining the life of animals particularly vertebrates. Among them, blood flow is of vital concern not only from the view point of normal physiological conditions but also with respect to various disorders. It is, however, noteworthy that we can not clearly separate the physiological role and the pathological behavior of blood flow because the pathological process begins under normal physiological conditions. In other words, pathological phenomena should be regarded as being seamlessly continuous with the physiological state [1]. This is particularly true for some vascular diseases which start and develop under a strong influence of blood flow [2]. Atherosclerosis is representative among these diseases and is very important because its development finally results in the diminution and cessation of blood flow to crucial organs, particularly to the brain and the heart [3]. In westernized or industrial societies, death directly or indirectly caused by atherosclerosis usually occupies the top of the mortality statistics.


Wall Shear Stress Computational Fluid Dynamic Result Virtual Reality Technology Wall Shear Stress Distribution Computational Fluid Dynamic Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takami Yamaguchi
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  1. 1.Department of Bio-Medical Engineering School of High-Technology for Human WelfareTokai UniversityNumazu ShizuokaJapan

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