Dr. Charles Puelz

Charles Puelz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 4:00 PM Eastern Time

Venue: This speaker will be conducting the seminar virtually via Zoom. Join by Zoom: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/96123363118. Join to view Zoom in person: MSB Room M-434, LSM Conference Room.

Speaker: Charles Puelz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics-Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine

Title: Computational cardiology: from vessel network modeling to cardiac fluid-structure interaction.

Abstract: The cardiovascular system provides a natural application for physics-based modeling, since two of the essential components are “pipes” and “pumps.” In this talk, I will describe some of our efforts to model both peripheral hemodynamics in vessel networks, i.e. the pipes, and the fluid and solid mechanics of the human heart, i.e. the pumps. Vessel network models are based on an asymptotically reduced model for blood flow in a compliant cylinder. Heart models are based on a version of the immersed boundary method. While methods will be more of the focus of this talk, we will briefly describe some applications of these approaches to study hemodynamics in congenital heart disease.