Volume 3, Issue 2-2, March 2015, Page: 1-5
Visualization of Aspirated Flow Pathlines in a Thrombectomy Catheter with Three Extra Holes: A CFD Study
Sajjad Soleimani, Laboratory of Biological Structure Mechanics, Department of Chemistry, Materials, and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta,” Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Received: Nov. 30, 2014;       Accepted: Dec. 31, 2014;       Published: Feb. 13, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajbls.s.2015030202.11      View  3205      Downloads  176
The aspiration catheter design requires the good understanding of blood flow, based on a complex analysis of its hemodynamic characteristics. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is an important approach in studying the blood flow. In this paper the effect of extra upper holes - designed for the aspiration catheter - on the aspirated fluid pathlines are studied and discussed.
Aspiration Catheter, Blood Flow, Computational Fluid Dynamics
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Sajjad Soleimani, Visualization of Aspirated Flow Pathlines in a Thrombectomy Catheter with Three Extra Holes: A CFD Study, American Journal of Biomedical and Life Sciences. Special Issue: Numerical and Experimental Research in Cardiovascular Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 2-2, 2015, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.ajbls.s.2015030202.11
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