Welcome to the Cardiovascular Biomechanics Lab!

Our research group focuses on studying the mechanisms behind initiation and progression of different cardiovascular diseases. Particular attention is given to developing computational models that can capture the multiscale and multiphysics nature of cardiovascular disease. Our work spans a variety of disciplines such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD), computational nonlinear structural mechanics, scientific machine learning, mass transport, dynamical systems, medical imaging, mechanobiology, and multiscale modeling.

Our research centers around the following areas: 1- Developing new methods that can model the progression of disease by capturing the multiscale nature of disease growth. 2- Understanding the fundamental blood flow processes in cardiovascular disease 3- Collaborating with experimentalists to build reliable computational models with hybrid computational-experimental data-driven blood flow modeling using various scientific machine learning tools.

CFD simulation of Covid-19 spread

We have done some preliminary CFD simulation of sneezing to motivate social distancing during Covid-19 pandemic! The open-source FEM solver FEniCS is used to solve the Navier-Stokes and couple it with a continuum transport model. The concentration is visualized in 3D using ParaView.

One must watch the convergence of a numerical code as carefully as a father watching his four year old play near a busy road!

J. P. Boyd