Fluid structure interaction (FSI) of the left ventricle (LV) in developing the next generation ventricular assist device (VAD) system

by Md. Shamsul Arefin

Institution: Swinburne University of Technology
Department: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
Degree: PhD
Year: 2015
Keywords: FSI; LV; VAD; CABG; AAA
Record ID: 1065932
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/398537


The broad objective of the Doctoral research was to apply innovative engineering approaches to analyze the Left Ventricle (LV) of the human heart in order to provide the underpinning knowledge required to develop a "next generation" Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) using wireless control. In doing so, the prime focus of this Doctoral research was eyed on the numerical investigations required to determine hemodynamic parameters and the structural changes in a LV model. The Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) scheme was determined to be an appropriate means of investigating and determining the functionalities of the LV. All these numerical investigations provide useful insights on the LV in various conditions and the data will be helpful in developing a next generation VAD model.