The CABER group is based at the University of Limerick and for the past 15 years has primarily focused on cardiovascular hemodynamics research. A key element of the group’s research has always been in the application of CFD to idealized and patient specific geometries. Recently the group has changed commercial CFD software’s and so currently has access to 2 packages, Star-CCM+ 6.02.007 and Ansys Fluent 12.1.4. For this challenge it was therefore decided to compare both software packages and also to examine variability between users. The Fluent simulations were conducted by postgraduate researcher Adrian Lynch and the Star CCM software was utilized independently by postgraduate researchers Jennifer Costello and Leonard Browne.

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