Computational Fluid Dynamics

Commonly used acronym: CFD

Scope of the method

The Method relates to
  • Animal health
  • Environment
  • Human health
The Method is situated in
  • Translational - Applied Research
Type of method
  • In silico


Method keywords
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • in silico
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Numerical method
Scientific area keywords
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • biomechanics
  • Medical physics
  • Bio-engineering
Method description

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is being applied to characterize the fluid flow in different applications. CFD has obtained significant interest in both the medical and engineering community because of its non-invasive character. It can predict the fluid flow characteristics when one or multiple input flow variables are changed. In addition, it permits investigation of different flow variables and fluid forces to a level of fine detail.

Method status
  • Still in development
  • Published in peer reviewed journal

Pros, cons & Future potential

  • - Time consuming ;
  • - Ethics aspects (for human and animals) ;
  • - Cost reduction ;
  • - Quick assessment of design variations ;
  • - Possibility of simulation for different conditions ;
  • - Comprehensive information.

Can be developed more and more always.

References, associated documents and other information

Contact person

Mohammad Rahimi Gorji


Ghent University (UGent)
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Flemish Region