FLAIR and Bio-Engineering, Dept of Mech & Aerospace Eng, Monash University

FLAIR and Bio-Engineering, Dept of Mech & Aerospace Eng, Monash University

Modelling of blood cells/ leukocytes moving along an artery wall towards an injury site can be directly modelled as spheres and cylinders (bluff bodies) rolling/translating along a wall as a first approximation to the problem. Understanding of the flow dynamics provides an insight to the transport of these biological cells. Two- and three-dimensional numerical simulations are performed using highly accurate spectral element codes to simulate a wide range of scenarios to understand these wall-particle interactions. The raw data generated from the simulations would be stored here and further post-processed in collaboration with international and local experts. The results would be published in top ranking journals with high impact factors. Fluids Laboratory for Aeronautical and Industrial Research and Div. of Bio Engineering at Monash University have been pioneering fluid dynamics research as applied to biological engineering and have international collaborations. These groups have been awarded several ARC Discovery project grants in the last few years along with computational time on NCI, VLSCI and IVEC@Murdoch and Monash Campus Cluster. The data collections have grown significantly.