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Title: Modelling of blood flow through heart valves
Authors: Nassehi, Vahid
Shojai, Leila
Keywords: Heart valves
Blood viscosity
Young's modulus
Von-Mises stress
COMSOL package
Blood flow
Artificial heart valves
Heart valve deformation
Finite element analysis
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © Inderscience
Citation: NASSEHI, V. and SHOJAI, L., 2011. Modelling of blood flow through heart valves. International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 6 (4), pp. 337-349
Abstract: A commercially available software has been used to simulate blood flow through a heart valve. Basic fluid dynamic aspects of the problem such as variations of the blood flow domain geometry, possible alterations of inlet velocity and changes of blood viscosity have been incorporated into the simulations. It is shown that using a computer modelling approach significant data regarding the described system can be obtained. Therefore this study provides an important insight about the development of a reliable, cost effective and convenient methodology for the study of the operations of heart valves as well as a basis for the development of a predictive design tool for artificial heart valves.
Description: This article is Closed Access. It was published in the journal, International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology [© Inderscience]The definitive version is available at http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=226
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1504/IJBET.2011.041772
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9024
Publisher Link: http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=226
ISSN: 1752-6418
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Chemical Engineering)

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