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WSU Access

Date of Award

January 2019

Degree Type


Degree Name



Biomedical Engineering

First Advisor

Mai T. Lam


The goal of this work is to develop a computer modeling component for a particular regenerative-mechanics laboratory. The project consists of simulating the fluid mechanics of blood through healthy and atherosclerotic blood vessels. The blood vessels are modeled using computer-aided-design software and blood flow through the vessels are simulated with finite-element software. The models are highly idealized but offer some insight into the fluid dynamics in a stenotic vessel. The hope is that the computer models will provide a foundation for the continual development of these and other models to aid with decisions related to research and design in the laboratory.

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