Fluid-Structure Interaction

Blood velocity and pressure fields in large arteries are greatly influenced by the deformability of the vessel. We have developed a Coupled Momentum Method to simulate blood flow in three-dimensional deformable models of arteries. The animation belows shows the application of the method to a patient-specific model of the thoracic aorta of a young patient with severe aortic coarctation.



  • “External Tissue Support and Fluid-Structure Simulation in Blood Flows.” Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology Vol. 11(1), pp. 1-18 pdf_icon_20w.
  • “In Vitro Validation of Finite Element Analysis of Blood Flow in Deformable Models.” Annals of Biomedical Engineering Vol. 39(7), pp. 1947-1960pdf_icon_20w.
  • “A Coupled Momentum Method for Modeling Blow Flow in Three-Dimensional Deformable Arteries.” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering Vol. 195, Issues 41-43, pp. 5685-5706pdf_icon_20w.

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