WSU Tri-Cities

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JESS seminar, Red Blood Cell modeling, 12 p.m., West 133

Presented by Guang Lin, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Computational Mathematics Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

A meso-scale particle-based numerical method, Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) is employed to model the red blood cell (RBC) deformation and sickle cell disease. RBC’s have highly deformable viscoelastic membranes exhibiting complex rheological response and rich hydrodynamic behavior governed by special elastic and bending properties and by the external/internal fluid and membrane viscosities.

We present a multiscale RBC model that is able to predict RBC mechanics, rheology, and dynamics in agreement with experiments. The dynamics of RBC’s in shear and Poiseuille flows is tested against experiments.

The Joint Engineering and Science Seminar (JESS) series is an interdisciplinary effort of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Professional Programs at WSU Tri-Cities. Admission is free and open to the public; graduate students, post-docs and professionals are especially encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Yonas Demissie
Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
509-372-7344
West 128
y.demissie@tricity.wsu.edu

or

Nikolaos Voulgarakis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
509-372-7373
CIC 125G
nvoul@tricity.wsu.edu

Date: 
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm