May 31, 2010

Unstructured Mesh Generation from the Virtual Family Models for Whole Body Biomedical Simulations

Dominik Szczerba, Esra Neufeld, Marcel Zefferer, Gabor Szekely, and Niels Kuster, in Procedia Computer Science, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp. 837–844, May 2010

Physiological systems are inherently complex, involving multi-physics phenomena at a multitude of spatial and temporal scales. To realistically simulate their functions, detailed high quality multi-resolution often patient specific human models are required. We present, evaluate and discuss several methods to generate unstructured body fitted multi-domain adaptive meshes with geometrically and topologically compatible interfaces from the segmented cross-sections of the Virtual Family models for the purpose of large scale whole body simulations.