The Master Thesis was about blood flow in the femoral artery, about the prediction of arteriosclerosis occurrences just above the knee.

The flow was modelled by Navier-Stokes equations for a Newtonian, stationary, incompressible fluid. Look here for a reference to the article my tutors and I wrote about this subject in 1996. If you want to buy the article, I will not benefit from it: Science Direct

In January 2000 I started a PhD studies in Computational Fluid Dynamics at the University of Groningen. The PhD studies unfortunately stranded after 3.5 years

The first project consisted of a rewriting of an existing flow model. The model combines incompressible and compressible flow for low Mach numbers (0 < Mach <= 1 ). The model is written in the conservative form, to be able to simulate flows with shock waves or singularities.

The base is a model made by Ronald Rook MSc, he introduced the model in his Master thesis in 1996. As a test problem he used the square-driven cavity. This base model did not use the conservative form and was therefore not suitable for a shock wave simulation.

As a start I used the square-driven cavity too, to validate the extended model. I did not come further then this. The source code of the simulator failed to give a correct solver.

After 3.5 years of studying the mathematical model is finished, but the simulation code is a failure. My PhD studies is ended in July 2003. The project may still be open for continuation.

For comments or questions: mailto:jan.gerrit@kootstra.co.uk

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