Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of Cerebral Aneurysms: Improved Assessments of Risk Factors


Grant Data
Project Title
Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of Cerebral Aneurysms: Improved Assessments of Risk Factors
Principal Investigator
Professor Chow, Kwok Wing   (Project coordinator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Mak Henry Ka Fung   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Tsang Chun On Anderson   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Leung Gilberto Ka Kit   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Sze Kam Yim   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
18
Start Date
2015-12-01
Completion Date
2017-05-31
Amount
1271957
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Fluid-Structure Interaction, Cerebral Aneurysms
Discipline
Others - Mechanical, Production and Industrial Engineering
Panel
Engineering
HKU Project Code
ITS/150/15
Grant Type
Innovation and Technology Support Programme (Tier 3)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
Project Objectives: Cerebral aneurysms are abnormal swellings of blood vessels in the brain. Rupture of such aneurysms leads to massive internal bleeding, resulting in permanent disability or even death. A few percent of the population (i.e. about 100,000 in Hong Kong) might be at risk, and clinically it is crucial to identify the high risk cases and, if necessary, to apply treatment. Conceptually rupture may occur when blood stream pressure exceeds the threshold of the vessel wall.