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A hydro-elastic model of hydrocephalus

Smillie, A. and Sobey, Ian and Molnar, Z. (2004) A hydro-elastic model of hydrocephalus. Technical Report. Unspecified. (Submitted)



We combine elements of poroelasticity and of fluid mechanics to construct a mathematical model of the human brain and ventricular system. The model is used to study hydrocephalus, a pathological condition in which the normal flow of the cerebrospinal fluid is disturbed, causing the brain to become deformed. Our model extends recent work in this area by including flow through the aqueduct, by incorporating boundary conditions which we believe more accurately represent the anatomy of the brain and by including time dependence. This enables us to construct a quantitative model of the onset, development and treatment of this condition. We formulate and solve the governing equations and boundary conditions for this model and give results which are relevant to clinical observations.

Item Type:Technical Report (Technical Report)
Subjects:H - N > Numerical analysis
Research Groups:Numerical Analysis Group
ID Code:1186
Deposited By: Lotti Ekert
Deposited On:18 May 2011 07:13
Last Modified:29 May 2015 18:52

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