Morphogenic computational fluid dynamics: Brain shape similar to the engine flow

Haruka Kawanobe, Shou Kimura, Ken Naitoh

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Abstract

A computational fluid dynamic model that simulates the developmental process of the human brain is proposed. The bones of the skull become increasingly larger over the neck and also soup-like fluid for generating brain cells enters the skull from the body. This process is essentially similar to the intake process of an internal combustion engine, because the volume of engine cylinder, which increases according to the descent of the piston, geometrically corresponds to the development of the skull and also because the human neck resembles the intake port of the engine. A higher-order numerical computation of the Navier-Stokes equation at very low engine speed reveals the similarity between the convexoconcave forms inside the brain and the flow structure in the internal combustion engine. We will show that the present computation also simulates the nose and the eyeballs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Fluid Dynamics 2010 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ICCFD 2010
Pages899-901
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event6th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ICCFD 2010 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 2010 Jul 122010 Jul 16

Publication series

NameComputational Fluid Dynamics 2010 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ICCFD 2010

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ICCFD 2010
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg
Period10/7/1210/7/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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    Kawanobe, H., Kimura, S., & Naitoh, K. (2011). Morphogenic computational fluid dynamics: Brain shape similar to the engine flow. In Computational Fluid Dynamics 2010 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ICCFD 2010 (pp. 899-901). (Computational Fluid Dynamics 2010 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ICCFD 2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-17884-9-120