Title

Simulation of pulsatile flow past a St. Jude valve

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

1-1-1996

Department

Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

Numerical solutions of the time-varying, turbulent flow through a St. Jude bileaflet valve in the aortic position have been obtained using the commercially available FIDAP package. To ease computational complexity, these initial simulations were performed in two dimensions with rigidly fixed leaflets. A numerical simulation such as this allows the quantitative examination of the cumulative effects of elevated shear stress as a blood platelet passes through the valve region, and this can be used to indicate the likelihood of stress-induced platelet activation due to flow produced by the artificial valve.

First Page

330

Last Page

333

Publication Title

Proceedings of Engineering Mechanics

Comments

At the time of publication, Richard T. Schoephoerster was affiliated with Florida International University.

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