Intraoperative Simulation der Hämodynamik in Aneurysmen im menschlichen Gehirn

Internally funded project

Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Rüde

Project members:
Dr.-Ing. Jan Götz
Prof. Dr. Arnd Dörfler
Markus Stürmer

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 10 (Systemsimulation)
Lehrstuhl für Strömungsmechanik
Neuroradiologische Abteilung im Radiologischen Institut

Start date: 01/01/2007
End date: 31/05/2012

Abstract (technical / expert description):

In developed nations vascular diseases are a major public health issue. The LSS is computing the haemodynamics in weakened blood vessels, in particular aneurysms, in cooperation with the Clinic for Neuroradiology in Erlangen, the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and the Chair for Pattern Recognition. The simulation is done using a Lattice Boltzmann method, which is adapted to the special geometry. Resulting data like pressure, velocity and shear stress may give information about development and treatment of these aneurysms. To accelerate the simulation, the method is investigated on supercomputers, amongst others on the cell processor, which is known from Playstation 3.


Stürmer, M., Götz, J., Richter, G., Dörfler, A., & Rüde, U. (2009). Fluid flow simulation on the Cell Broadband Engine using the lattice Boltzmann method. Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 58(5), 1062-1070.
Stürmer, M., Götz, J., Richter, G., & Rüde, U. (2007). Blood Flow Simulation on the Cell Broadband Engine Using the Lattice Boltzmann Method.
Götz, J. (2006). Simulation of bloodflow in aneurysms using the Lattice Boltzmann method and an adapted data structure.

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