Alan M. Shih

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An octree-based mesh generation method is proposed to create reasonable-quality, geometry-adapted unstructured hexahedral meshes automatically from triangulated surface models without any sharp geometrical features. A new, easy-to-implement, easy-to-understand set of refinement templates is developed to perform local mesh refinement efficiently even for(More)
Mesh generation is a critical step in high fidelity computational simulations. High quality and high density meshes are required to accurately capture the complex physical phenomena. A parallel framework has been developed to generate large-scale meshes in a short period of time. A coarse volume mesh is generated first to provide the basis of block(More)
In this paper, we propose a robust isotropic tetrahedral mesh generation method. An advancing front method is employed to control local mesh density and to easily preserve the original connectivity of boundary surfaces. Tetrahedra are created by each layer. Instead of preparing a background mesh for mesh spacing control, this information is estimated at the(More)
The objective of this paper is the reconstruction of upper airway geometric models as hybrid meshes from clinically used Computed Tomography (CT) data sets in order to understand the dynamics and behaviors of the pre- and postoperative upper airway systems of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) patients by viscous Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)(More)
The influence of wall motion on the hemodynamic characteristics of the human femoral bifurcation and its effects on the development of peripheral artery disease has not been previously investigated. This study aimed in investigating the hemodynamics of a compliant patient-specific femoral artery bifurcation model by a fluid structure interaction (FSI)(More)
This study was designed to determine if three-dimensional (3D) laser scanning techniques could be used to collect accurate anthropometric measurements, compared with traditional methods. The use of an alternative 3D method would allow for quick collection of data that could be used to change the parameters used for facepiece design, improving fit and(More)
This paper describes our experience in designing and building a tool for visualizing the results of the CE-QUAL-ICM Three-Dimensional Eutrophication Model, as applied to water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. This model outputs a highly multidimensional dataset over very many timesteps – outstripping the capabilities of the visualization tools available to(More)
BACKGROUND Men tend to have more upper body mass and fat than women, a physical characteristic that may predispose them to severe motor vehicle crash (MVC) injuries, particularly in certain body regions. This study examined MVC-related regional body injury and its association with the presence of driver obesity using both real-world data and computer crash(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate different grades of in-stent stenosis in a nickel-titanium stent with MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS Magnetic resonance phase velocity mapping (MR-PVM) was used to measure flow velocity through a 9-mm NiTi stent with three different degrees of stenosis in a phantom study. The tested stenotic geometries were 1) axisymmetric 75%, 2)(More)
We describe the software architecture of a system for doing multiphysics simulation of a coupled fluid, thermal, and mechanical fracture problem. The system is organized as a collection of geographically-distributed software components in which each component provides a web service, and uses standard web-service protocols to interact with other components.(More)