Dr Alberto Coccarelli
Lecturer in Computational Biomedical Engineering
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 604154
Room: Academic Office - A_121
First Floor
Engineering Central
Bay Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Computational Biomechanics
  • Multi-physics & Multi-scale Modelling
  • Heat transfer

Publications

  1. Nithiarasu, P., Coccarelli, A. A novel porous media-based approach to outflow boundary resistances of 1D arterial blood flow models Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
  2. Nithiarasu, P., Coccarelli, A. Modelling accidental hypothermia effects on a human body under different pathophysiological conditions Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing 55 12 2155 2167
  3. Nithiarasu, P., Coccarelli, A. An advanced computational bioheat transfer model for a human body with an embedded systemic circulation Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 15 5 1173 1190
  4. Nithiarasu, P., Coccarelli, A. A Robust Finite Element Modeling Approach to Conjugate Heat Transfer in Flexible Elastic Tubes and Tube Networks NUMERICAL HEAT TRANSFER PART A-APPLICATIONS 67 513 530
  5. Nithiarasu, P., Coccarelli, A. Novel semi-implicit, locally conservative Galerkin (SILCG) methods: Application to blood flow in a systemic circulation Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 332 217 233

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Teaching

  • EG-161 Thermodynamics 1

    The aim of the module is to give an introduction to the laws of thermodynamics and the relevant properties, thus providing an appreciation of energy conversion processes for thermodynamic systems, covering heat and work, properties of pure substances, liquids, gases and vapours, the first and second laws of thermodynamics. The module will focus on practical problem solving of steady flow systems using steady flow energy equation applied to ideal refrigeration systems, heat pumps and the ideal gas turbine engine extended to ideal jet engine analysis.

  • EG-231 Heat Transfer

    The module is designed to provide a basic understanding of heat transfer. Subjects will include: conduction, forced and natural convection and an introduction to radiation.

Supervision

  • A Comprehensive Modelling study of Analytical and Numerical methods of Bioheat transfer in a 3D model of a human body. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Perumal Nithiarasu
  • Definition of the Arterial Contractility-Regulation via Multi-Physics Modelling Approach (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Perumal Nithiarasu