Analyzing Elastic Wave Propagation in Kidney Stones

Informal Mathematical Biology Group Meeting

Tuesday 6th November, 2012 12:00-13:00 Room 206, Sir Alexander Stone Building


A semi-discrete Hermit central-upwind solution to the equations of linear elasticity is used to model the propagation of lithotripsy waves in kidney stones. The veloctiy at each loaction and the corresponding stress tensor are determined. According to different shape of kidney stones, numerical experiments are successfully solved to verify the desired efficiency of analysis.

Presented by Dr Li Cai (Northwestern Polytechnic University, China)

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