Dr Andrew Narracott

MPhys, PhD

Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease

Senior Lecturer

a.j.narracott@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 215 9540

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Dr Andrew Narracott
Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease
The Medical School
Beech Hill Road
Sheffield
S10 2RX
Profile

I joined the University of Sheffield in 1993 and completed an undergraduate Physics Degree in 1997 and a PhD in Medical Physics in 2002.

The focus of my PhD study was the interaction between balloon catheters and coronary stents during stent deployment and involved the use of both experimental and numerical techniques to address the problem.

Between 2001 and 2007 I worked on a number of projects addressing a range of biomechanical applications. These include; Bloodsim (EU FP7), a commercial project funded by the Trustees for the Bowling-Pfizer Heart Valve Settlement Funds, a study of deep vein thrombosis treatment funded by the EPSRC and a six month period spent in Tokyo, Japan funded by the RIKEN institute to develop models of blood clotting in cerebral aneurysms.

I currently teach a 3rd year undergraduate course in the application of numerical methods to clinical engineering problems. For current research projects please see the list below and associated web-links.

Research interests

My research interest is the application of numerical techniques to the study of cardiovascular systems, with development of associated experimental validation methods.

Application areas include coronary artery stenting, native and prosthetic valve function and venous haemodynamics. Such applications cover a range of technical areas including structural mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid-Structure Interaction and multi-scale approaches for biological systems.


Recent Projects

Publications

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Journal articles

Chapters

  • Narracott AJ (2017) The Venous System, Cardiovascular Biomechanics (pp. 127-142). Springer International Publishing RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Ferraiuoli P, Fenner JW & Narracott AJ (2018) Analysis of Speckle Pattern Quality and Uncertainty for Cardiac Strain Measurements Using 3D Digital Image Correlation (pp 883-892) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ferrari S, Ambrogio S, Walker A, Narracott A & Fenner J (2017) The Ring Vortex: A candidate for a liquid-based complex flow phantom for medical imaging. VipIMAGE 2017, Vol. 27 (pp 893-902) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Nallamothu RK, Li Y, Rafiroiu DR, Díaz-Zuccarini V, Narracott AJ, Lawford PV & Hose DR (2011) Multi-physics and Multi-scale Computational Evaluation of the Thrombogenic and Cavitational Potential of a Bileaflet Mechanical Heart Valve (pp 298-305) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Li Y, Nallamothu RK, Rafiroiu D, Iancu A, Díaz-Zuccarini V, Narracott AJ, Hose DR & Lawford PV (2011) CFD Analysis Study on the Impact of the Coronary Anatomy on the Efficiency of the Coronary Thrombectomy: The Effect of Bend Angles (pp 306-309) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zwierzak I, Fenner JW & Narracott AJ (2011) Strain Measurement in an Elastic Material under Large Deformation Using Optical Reconstruction Methods. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCEMENTS OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH CARE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY, Vol. 36 (pp 120-+) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Amatruda CM, Hose DR, Lawford PV & Narracott AJ (2011) Modelling the Development of In-Stent Restenosis: Preliminary Results of a Structural Model. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCEMENTS OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH CARE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY, Vol. 36 (pp 276-279) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Turcu A, Lungu A, Vlad S, Rafiroiu D, Ciupa RV, Diaz VA, Narracott AJ, Lawford PV & Hose DR (2009) Closure Mechanics of Mechanical Heart Valve Prostheses - Experimental and Computational Analysis. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCEMENTS OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH CARE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY, Vol. 26 (pp 363-368) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rafiroiu D, Munteanu M, Ciupa R, Munteanu R, Diaz V, Narracott AJ, Lawford PV & Hose DR (2009) EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES AND NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF SOME MECHANICAL HEART VALVES' BIOMECHANICS. MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES, VOL 1 (pp 445-448) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Turcu AE, Rafiroiu DV, Diaz-Zuccarini V, Narracott AJ, Hose DR & Lawford PV (2008) Investigations of the thrombogenic and cavitational potentials of a bileaflet mechanical heart valve, using ANSYS-CFX. 2008 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTOMATION, QUALITY AND TESTING, ROBOTICS (AQTR 2008), THETA 16TH EDITION, VOL III, PROCEEDINGS (pp 106-111) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rafiroiu D, Díaz-Zuccarini V, Hose DR, Lawford PV, Narracott AJ & Ciupa RV (2007) The cavitational potential of a single-leaflet virtual MHV: A multi-physics and multiscale modelling approach. IFMBE Proceedings, Vol. 16(1) (pp 895-898) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rafiroiu D, Diaz-Zuccarini V, Hose DR, Lawford PV, Narracott AJ & Ciupa RV (2007) The Cavitational Potential of a Single-leaflet Virtual MHV: A Multi-Physics and Multiscale Modelling Approach. 11TH MEDITERRANEAN CONFERENCE ON MEDICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING 2007, VOLS 1 AND 2, Vol. 16(1-2) (pp 895-898) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Diaz-Zuccanni V, Rafirou D, Hose DR, Lawford PV & Narracott AJ (2007) Multi-physics and multi-scale modelling in cardiovascular physiology: Advanced user methods for simulation of biological systems with ANSYS/CFX. Computational Science - ICCS 2007, Pt 1, Proceedings, Vol. 4487 (pp 794-801) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chambers J, Oo L, Narracott A, Lawford P & Blauth C (2003) Continuity equation area in bileaflet prosthetic aortic valves: Valve size cannot be substituted for LV outflow tract diameter. HEART, Vol. 89 (pp 41-41) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Morton AC, Narracott A, Chan K, Arnold N, Crossman DC & Gunn J (2003) Restitution of a tubular lumen after stent implantation in porcine coronary arteries. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, Vol. 92(6A) (pp 208L-208L) RIS download Bibtex download
Research group
  • Paolo Ferraiuoli
Teaching interests

My teaching interests cover the application of numerical techniques to the study of biomedical problems, with emphasis on clinical applications.

This includes a 3rd year course using Matlab and ANSYS to introduce finite difference and finite element techniques for the study of structural, fluid and thermal problems and the extension of this into 3rd and 4th year undergraduate research projects.