Yale researchers use TACC/SDSC supercomputing resources to study vascular disease
2 Oct 2015 Yale - Makeda Easter reports about simulating Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). AAA is a vascular disease that affects tens of thousands of people around the world each year. The disease occurs most commonly in men over 60, and is characterized by a dilation of the abdominal aortic wall and often a persistent blood clot. The Continuum Biomechanics Lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Yale University is using computational models in combination with biological experiments, so researchers in the lab can study AAA development at both the micro and macro scales. To explore the fluid dynamics of blood flows, the researchers rely on a mix of computational resources from Yale and the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), which is funded by the National Science Foundation.