Third M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics June 14–17, 2005  

Simulation of closed-loop flow in a ventricular assist device coupled with a circulatory system model

M.G. Doylea, S. Tavoularisa,*, Y. Bourgaulta,b
Departments of aMechanical Engineering and bMathematics and Statistics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada

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This work extends previous open-loop simulations of an idealized, diaphragm-type ventricular assist device by coupling it in a closed loop to a three-dimensional model of the systemic circulatory system. The successes, challenges, and limitations of this model are discussed.

Keywords:  Ventricular assist device; VAD; Fluid-structure interaction; Blood flow; Computational fluid dynamics; ADINA; Circulatory system; Closed loop

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