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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Computational Prediction Of Hemolysis In A Centrifugal Ventricular Assist Device.|
Rosa, E S
|Abstract:||This paper describes the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to predict numerically the hemolysis in centrifugal pumps. A numerical hydrodynamical model, based on the full Navier-Stokes equation, was used to obtain the flow in a vaneless centrifugal pump (of corotating disks type). After proper postprocessing, critical zones in the channel were identified by means of two-dimensional color-coded maps of %Hb release. Simulation of different conditions revealed that flow behavior at the entrance region of the channel is the main cause of blood trauma in such devices. A useful feature resulting from the CFD simulation is the visualization of critical flow zones that are impossible to determine experimentally with in vitro hemolysis tests.|
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