Computational Modelling Group

Thin film flow

Thin film flow is extremely viscous flows, where a discrepancy between the dimensions exist. This flow is governed by the lubrication approximation of the Navier-Stokes equation.

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A Mathematical Analysis of the Driving Force of Perivascular Drainage in the Brain

Giles Richardson, Roxana-Octavia Carare (Investigators), Alexandra Diem

The observation that solute drainage in the brain occurs in the reverse direction of the blood flow has for a long time been puzzling for researchers. We developed a simple analytical model that can explain this reverse drainage of solutes and has potential implications for the development of treatment for Alzheimer's Disease.

People

Giles Richardson
Reader, Mathematics (FSHS)
Roxana-Octavia Carare
Senior Lecturer, Medicine (FM)
Alexandra Diem
Postgraduate Research Student, Engineering Sciences (FEE)
Juraj Mihalik
Postgraduate Research Student, Engineering Sciences (FEE)