Numerical Simulation of Flows in a Pipe with an Aneurismal Sac (Effects of Aneurismal Models and Stents)
Recently, the intravascular therapy using microcoils and stents to treat aneurysms has attracted researcher’s interest. In this study, in order to evaluate the effects of the stents, a numerical simulation of two-dimensional flows has been carried out for a pipe with a model of an aneurismal sac. Using aneurismal models with different inclined angles to the pipe, inflow conditions with steady states or pulsations have been applied in the range of Reynolds number in human blood flows. First, the computational results are compared with experiments under the steady inflow condition, which has shown the reliability of the numerical simulation. Furthermore, the mechanism of flows with an aneurismal model is discussed in the case with or without a stent, and consequently the effect of the stent is clarified.
Wei Yang, Mamtimin Geni, Tiejun Wang and Zhuo Zhuang
G. Wahap et al., "Numerical Simulation of Flows in a Pipe with an Aneurismal Sac (Effects of Aneurismal Models and Stents)", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 33-37, pp. 1025-1030, 2008