Parametrically defined computational fluid mechanical model for the study of the flow in arterial bifurcations

Takami Yamaguchi, Tad W. Taylor

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Abstract

A method to construct parametrically defined computational fluid mechanical models for the study of the effects of blood flow was developed. Symmetrical and asymmetrical configurations with various adjustable shape parameters were constructed varying parameters such as the branching angle and the radius of curvature of the branch. This made it possible to investigate the effect of minute geometrical differences in the actual arterial system on the blood flow inside and hence the influence of the blood flow on various pathophysiological phenomenon. Preliminary computational results carried out using the model revealed that the 3D smoothly connected arterial branch may never have massive flow separations even at significantly large Reynolds numbers at which 2D computations always show flow separations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1992 Advances in Bioengineering
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages237-240
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0791811166
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Dec 1
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: 1992 Nov 81992 Nov 13

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Volume22

Other

OtherWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityAnaheim, CA, USA
Period92/11/892/11/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Yamaguchi, T., & Taylor, T. W. (1992). Parametrically defined computational fluid mechanical model for the study of the flow in arterial bifurcations. In 1992 Advances in Bioengineering (pp. 237-240). (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED; Vol. 22). Publ by ASME.