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Numerical Simulation Investigation on Flow Field of Axial Blood Pump

  • Lu ZhangEmail author
  • Yuemei Jia
  • Wei Zhang
  • Yuxuan Wang
  • Qiuxia Zhao
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 141)

Abstract

To investigate the optimization of a certain type of axial blood pump, this article established the model of the axial blood pump with software PRO/E and simulates flow field in one axial blood pump with software FLUENT and GAMBIT. The simulation results are showed by the velocity vector graphs and pressure distribution contours, etc. The conclusion is drawn by analysis of the simulation, this axial blood pump meets human body, but there is some deficiencies need to improve.

Keywords

Axial blood pump mechanical circulation support flow field numerical simulation computation fluid dynamics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lu Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yuemei Jia
    • 1
  • Wei Zhang
    • 1
  • Yuxuan Wang
    • 2
  • Qiuxia Zhao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MechanicsTaiyuan University of TechnologyTaiyuanP. R. China
  2. 2.Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryThe Second Hospital of Shanxi Medical UniversityTaiyuanP. R. China

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