Dynamics of the aortic root functional unit using Direct Numerical Simulation
The dynamics of the functional unit aortic valve/aortic root/coronary arteries/ascending aorta is very complex owing to the interaction of several mechanisms that interfere each other; this makes in vivo and in vitro analyses very expensive and numerical simulations a desirable option. In this paper we describe an integrated tool that has been developed over the last decade capable of performing high-fidelity simulations which include the fluid/structure interaction, the deformability of the aortic wall and several other relevant features of the problem. Some representative results are described in order to show the capabilities of the method.
Verzicco, R. / Tullio, M. D. de: Dynamics of the aortic root functional unit using Direct Numerical Simulation.
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