Direct and Inverse Methods for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Biomechanics

Marek Behr, Wolfgang Wall, Alberto Figueroa

This minisymposium aims to bring together computer modeling experts in the fields of cardio-vascular and pulmonary biomechanics. Both theoretical and applied work will be showcased. Our goal is to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas that will lead to the development of more realistic physical and physiological models, and their inclusion in large-scale simulations.

Topics include—but are not limited to—computational methods and models for:

• Fluid-structure interaction in cardiovascular and respiratory mechanics

• Computational methods for medical device modeling and performance evaluation

• Parameter estimation & inverse problems in cardiovascular mechanics

• Computer methods for disease research and surgical planning

• Cardiovascular tissue growth and remodeling

• Flow-induced physiological changes in blood—hemolysis, thrombosis, cell adhesion

• Flow and transport in tissues and scaffolds

• System level modeling techniques for cardiovascular and pulmonary circulation

• Flow and transport in lungs

• Turbulent flows of non-Newtonian liquids

• Data visualization specific to complex fluids