A Geometrical-Characteristics Study in Patient-Specific FSI Analysis of Blood Flow in the Thoracic Aorta

  • Hiroshi SuitoEmail author
  • Kenji Takizawa
  • Viet Q. H. Huynh
  • Daniel Sze
  • Takuya Ueda
  • Tayfun E. Tezduyar
Part of the Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology book series (MSSET)


This chapter is on fluid–structure interaction (FSI) analysis of blood flow in the thoracic aorta. The FSI is handled with the Sequentially Coupled Arterial FSI technique. We focus on the relationship between the aorta centerline geometry and the wall shear stress (WSS) distribution. The model centerlines are extracted from the CT scans, and we assume a constant diameter for the artery segment. Then, torsion-free model geometries are generated by projecting the original centerline to its averaged plane of curvature. The WSS distributions for the original and projected geometries are compared to examine the influence of the torsion.


Wall Shear Stress Aortic Arch High Wall Shear Stress Rupture Risk Wall Shear Stress Distribution 
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This work was supported by the JST-CREST Mathematics program. The authors thank Dr. Ryo Torii (University College London) for providing the observed data for the pressure profile in the aorta.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Suito
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kenji Takizawa
    • 2
  • Viet Q. H. Huynh
    • 1
  • Daniel Sze
    • 3
  • Takuya Ueda
    • 4
  • Tayfun E. Tezduyar
    • 5
  1. 1.Graduate School of Environmental and Life SciencesOkayama University and JST, CRESTOkayamaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Modern Mechanical EngineeringWaseda University and JST, CRESTShinjuku-kuJapan
  3. 3.Stanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  4. 4.Department of RadiologySeikeikai Chiba Medical Center and JST, CRESTChibaJapan
  5. 5.Mechanical EngineeringRice UniversityHoustonUSA

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