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, mass transport, dynamical systems, medical imaging, systems biology, and multiscale modeling.

Our research centers around the following areas: 1- Developing new methods that can predict the initiation and progression of disease. 2- Developing predictive multiscale models of long-term disease progression that connect cell-scale biology to organ-scale biomechanics. 3- Collaborating with experimentalists to build reliable computational models.

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