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Title: Unsteady flow in a 3D centrally-actuated type artificial heart
Authors: Yang, XL
Liu, Y 
Yang, JM
Keywords: Centrally-actuated artificial heart
Moving boundary
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: World Scientific
Source: International journal of modern physics C, 2007, v. 18, no. 5, p. 783-793 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of modern physics C 
Abstract: The unsteady flow within a simplified 3D centrally-actuated type artificial heart was investigated numerically using moving boundary technique. The velocities on the inlet and outlet were determined according to the motion of the diaphragm. The case with heart beat rate of 75 beats per minute (bpm) was simulated. Two models were studied. It is found that, in the diastolic cycle, a vortex ring forms in the conjunction of the blood chamber and the inlet tube. This vortex ring can provide good wash-out on the wall.
ISSN: 0129-1831
EISSN: 1793-6586
DOI: 10.1142/S0129183107010553
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