|Andrew Spann |
Stanford email: spann
Undergraduate Institution: MIT
Department: Computational & Mathematical Engineering
Subdivision surfaces for low reduced volume ratio vesicle rheology
Vesicles are membrane-bound capsules with drug delivery applications. Vesicle problems are more difficult than drop dynamics due to having a membrane bending energy that is a nonlinear function of curvature and having surface area and volume conservation constraints. My research uses Loop subdivision surfaces for boundary integral methods to understand the behavior of highly non-spherical vesicles in flow. Particular attention is given to the effect of nearby walls on stabilizing tumbling behaviors and changing the stresses seen by the vesicle.
Personal site: Former (undergraduate) COMAP Mathematical Contest in Modeling papers, Proof of False math comic
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