Numerical modelling of deformation behaviour of red blood cells in microvessels using the coupled SPH-DEM method

Polwaththe Gallage, Hasitha Nayanajith (2016) Numerical modelling of deformation behaviour of red blood cells in microvessels using the coupled SPH-DEM method. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis developed an advanced computational model to investigate the motion and deformation properties of red blood cells in capillaries. The novel model is based on the meshfree particle methods and is capable of modelling the large deformation of red blood cells moving through blood vessels. The developed model was employed to simulate the deformation behaviour of healthy and malaria infected red blood cells as well as the motion of red blood cells in stenosed capillaries.

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ID Code: 91719
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Gu, YuanTong, Saha, Suvash, Oloyede, Kunle, & Senadeera, Wijitha
Keywords: Red blood cell, Smoothed particle hydrodynamics, Discrete Element Method, Erythrocytes, Three-dimensional modelling, Hydrodynamic interactions, Infected red blood cells, Particle methods, Microcirculation, Meshfree method
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 01 Mar 2016 05:46
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2016 05:46

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