Hydrodynamic modeling of cerebrospinalfluid motion within the spinal cavity

M. Atif Yardimci, Francis Loth, Noam Alperin

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Abstract

In the present work, a geometric and hydrodynamiccharacterization of an anatomically relevant spinal canal modelis presented. A numerical model was employed to investigateeffects of cross-sectional geometry and spinal cord motion onunsteady velocity, shear stress, and pressure gradient fields.The velocity field was shown to be blunt, due to the inertialcharacter of the flow, with velocity peaks located near theboundaries of the spinal canal rather than at the midpointbetween boundaries. The pressure gradient waveform wasfound to be almost exclusively dependent on the flowwaveform and cross-sectional area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Bioengineering
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages291-292
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780791819340
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2000 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2000 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2000Nov 10 2000

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume2000-D

Conference

ConferenceASME 2000 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period11/5/0011/10/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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