Cerebrospinal fluid flow

  • Susanne Støle-Hentschel
  • Svein Linge
  • Alf Emil Løvgren
  • Kent-Andre Mardal
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 84)


This chapter concerns the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the subarachnoid space that surrounds the spinal cord. Particular attention is given to abnormal flow and pressure resulting from the Chiari I malformation and its often associated condition syringomyelia. The chapter builds on the software tools described in Chapter 21, and we will compare the Chorin, IPCS and G2 methods. In this chapter, we will also describe how to create meshes with Gmsh.


Spinal Canal Pressure Instability Foramen Magnum Womersley Number Time Step Length 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susanne Støle-Hentschel
    • 1
  • Svein Linge
    • 2
  • Alf Emil Løvgren
    • 3
  • Kent-Andre Mardal
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Det Norske Veritas ASOsloNorway
  2. 2.Telemark University College and the Center for Biomedical Computing at Simula Research LaboratoryTromsøNorway
  3. 3.Nofas Management ASOsloNorway
  4. 4.Center for Biomedical Computing at Simula Research LaboratoryOsloNorway
  5. 5.Department of InformaticsUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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