Unsteady and Three-Dimensional Simulation of Blood Flow in the Human Aortic Arch

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N. Shahcheraghi

Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering and Institute for Theoretical Dynamics, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616

H. A. Dwyer, A. I. Barakat

Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616

A. Y. Cheer

Department of Mathematics and Institute for Theoretical Dynamics, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616

T. Rutaganira

Department of Mathematics and Institute for Theoretical Dynamics, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616

J Biomech Eng 124(4), 378-387 (Jul 30, 2002) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1487357 History: Received January 01, 2001; Revised April 01, 2002; Online July 30, 2002
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Grahic Jump Location
(a) Computational grid based on CT scan data, (b) overset grid components, (c) aorta and branch cross sectional area distribution, (d) aorta inlet velocity pulse shape
Grahic Jump Location
Primary flow velocity profiles at cross sections in the aorta and its three branches at (a) 0°, (b) 54°, (c) 135°, and (d) 324° points in the pulse cycle.
Grahic Jump Location
Wall shear stress history for three points on the aorta wall




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