So for starters, I am a neurosurgeon and have very limited prior experience in computer simulations. I have worked in three FEA projects before, but never used the simulation engine myself, an engineer was helping us do the research.
After finding out about simscale I thought it would be great to simulate some other hypotheses in brain surgery through these kind of simulations and wanted to start a new project.
I will link the project below, and explain what I am trying to do, It would be great if anyone could help me with this!
So there is three geometries in this project: brain, brainstem and ventricles.
Ventricles act like a pool that stores cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in it. The pressure inside the ventricles is usually around 90-150 mmH2O. But there are times that it increases, and increases in CSF pressure can be fatal due to compressive effect on brain and brainstem.
So what I would like to simulate is the effect of different CSF pressures in ventricles on these two structures, I ran a CFD analysis with just a ventricle and its showing me the fluid flow, but what I would like to find out about is how much force is applied to the ventricle walls and surrounding structures.
I couldnt find a way to use these three models in one simulation, can anyone help me with this?
Thanks a lot!