TECHNICAL PAPERS: Fluids/Heat/Transport

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Study of the 4th Generation Prototype of a Continuous Flow Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)

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Xinwei Song, Houston G. Wood

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia USA

Don Olsen

Utah Artificial Heart Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah USA

J Biomech Eng 126(2), 180-187 (May 04, 2004) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1688776 History: Received November 25, 2002; Revised June 24, 2003; Online May 04, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Retrograde flow through tip clearance
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Percentage of retrograde flow. Top is back clearance. Bottom is tip clearance.
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The manufacture drawing of CF4
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3-D grid distribution near a blade
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Pressure rise in the impeller
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Vortex occurred in the leading edge region
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Isotonic plot of stress in blade-tip surface
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Distribution of blood damage index for population of 388 streamlines studied
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Stress power versus time for a particle




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