Effects of turburlent blood flow on abdominal aortic aneurysms: A fluid-structure interaction study

Shengmao Lin, Linxia Gu

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Abstract

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), local dilations of the infrarenal aorta, is the 13th leading cause of mortality in US. Various tools have been used to investigate the effect of blood flow on the mechanics of AAA, which might predict its fracture potential, a life-threaten event. The modeling techniques are gaining popularity, including the partially or fully coupled fluidstructure interaction method (p-FSI and f-FSI, respectively) and the static computational solid stress (CSS) analyses. In the present study, comparison among the above mentioned three computational methods were performed to identify the effective means to characterize the effects of pulsatile turbulent blood flow on predicting the stress distribution on AAA. Results have shown that ignorance of blood flow in simulation will underestimate the wall stress calculation and the flexibility of aneurysm wall has a large impact in simulating the blood through the AAA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomedical and Biotechnology Engineering
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)9780791856215
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 15 2013Nov 21 2013

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume3 A

Conference

ConferenceASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period11/15/1311/21/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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