Particle Tracking Computational Prediction of Hemolysis by Blade of Micro-Axial Blood Pump
By analyzing fluid dynamics of blood in an artificial blood pump and simulating the flow field structure and the flow performance of blood, the blood flow and the damages in the designed blood pump would be better understood. This paper describes computational fluid dynamic (CFD) used in predicting numerically the hemolysis of blade in micro-axial blood pumps. A numerical hydrodynamical model, based on the Navier-Stokes equation, was used to obtain the flow in a micro-axial blood pump. A time-dependent stress acting on blood particle is solved in this paper to explore the blood flow and damages in the micro-axial blood pump. An initial attempt is also made to predict the blood damage from these simulations.
Guojun Zhang and Jessica Xu
X. Chen et al., "Particle Tracking Computational Prediction of Hemolysis by Blade of Micro-Axial Blood Pump", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 160-162, pp. 1779-1786, 2011