Engineering applications involving biological fluids have
highly transversal requirements in terms of domain
definition, flow conditions, fluid rheological properties,
structure motion, visualization and post-processing of the
results. For these reasons, and thanks to the enormous
developments of computational sciences, a computer aided
engineering workflow seems to be a possible elective
environment where to perform hemodynamics studies and
medical device design.
Today a large part of the technological requirements needed
to tackle these problems in a computational environment are
already available in open source and/or commercial software.
Nevertheless, success still strongly depends on technical
knowledge and practice.
This four days course, focused on the technical aspects of
this field of application and structured as an extended
hands-on tutorial, is intended to walk the attendants
through a complete analysis of a sample hemodynamic
application, providing technical insights on each phase of
The main expected benefits for the course attendant are:
enlarge their knowledge on state of art methods and
apply best practices on state-of-the-art software
experience technical tips-and-tricks throughout the
different phases of the tutorial;
learn from case history and practical applications told by
The course will therefore facilitate and speed-up in silico
healthcare research and Computational Fluid Dynamics driven
medical device design.
The summer school is aimed to junior and senior engineers,
scientists and PhD or postdoctoral students in the area of
bio fluid mechanics.
The Vascular Modeling Toolkit (VMTK)is a collection of open-
source libraries and tools for 3D reconstruction, geometric
analysis, mesh generation and surface data analysis for
image-based modeling of blood vessels.
Ansys CFD Suite for fluid dynamics solutions is a
comprehensive state-of-the-art commercial product suited for
modeling fluid flow problems.
RBF Morph is a unique morpher, fully integrated with the
Ansys CFD suite, that combines a very accurate control of
the geometrical parameters with an extremely fast mesh
ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform data analysis and
The registration fee is 500 Euro for academic participants
800 Euro for others.
The maximum number of participants is set to twenty.
The fee covers the participation to all the lectures and
tutorials, a printed version of lecture notes and a digital
version of the tutorial solutions. A trial license (one
month) of Ansys products and RBF Morph will also be
availables for participants.
Payment is required by June 10, 2011. After this date an
extra fee of 150 Euro will be charged.
Participants are asked to make their own Hotel reservations.
Launch voucher is included.