Advanced topics in computational and experimental biofluid mechanics




Greater Copenhagen area

No specific topic has been predefined by the supervisors. The aim of the proposal is to allow the student to immerse himself/herself into an advanced fluid mechanical phenomenon of particular interest to the student.

The range of phenomena could be, but is not limited to:
• Stability/instability of laminar flow in the transition phase between laminar and turbulent flow
• Turbulence in the cardiovascular system
• Vortex formation and dynamics in the cardiovascular system
• Energy loss in expanding and contracting segments of the vascular system

We envision that an immersion project of this kind will have three distinct phases:
1. Study of theory
2. Simulation studies, e.g. using Comsol
3. Experimental study, determining flow and pressure in self-made/custom-made 3D-printed flow phantoms with realistic geometries.

• Extensive theoretical knowledge in fluid mechanics corresponding to the combined curriculum in courses 31520 and 31524.
• Significant experience in the use of Comsol for the simulation of fluid mechanics.
• Flair for practical lab work with an ability to plan and execute practical experiments.
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DTU Sundhedsteknologi


Kaj-Åge Henneberg




Supervisor info

MSc in Biomedical Engineering


Kaj-Åge Henneberg


Marie Sand Traberg


MSc thesis

Technical University of Denmark

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