Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of Blood Flow in Aorta using OpenFOAM

Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Volume 43 No. 1, March 2018, Pages 81-89

Mohamad Shukri Zakaria1,2,*, Masaaki Tamagawa4, Ahmad Fazli Abdul Azi6, Surjatin Wiriadidjaya1, Adi Azrif Basri1, Kamarul Arifin Ahmad1,5
1Department of Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
2Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya 76100, Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
3School of Aerospace Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang, 14300, Malaysia
4Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu 808-0916, Japan
5Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Saud University, P.O. Box 800, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia
6Cardiology Specialist Clinic, Hospital Serdang, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
*Corresponding author: mohamad.shukri@utem.edu.my

KEYWORDS

Computational fluid dynamics, OpenFOAM, blood flow, aorta

ABSTRACT

Understanding of flow pattern behaviour inside the aorta contributes significantly in diseases treatment artificial design. Objective of present study is to simulate the blood flow in patient specific aorta using open source computational fluid dynamics (CFD) platform OpenFOAM. The real geometry was obtained from real male Malaysian patient. There are not much data available in literature incorporate real geometry of aorta due to complex geometry. The validation is done against existing experimental result of the 90 degree curve tube model. It was shown that our method is able to capture complex flow in the curve tube like secondary and separation flow that responsible for development of wall shear stress at the tube wall. These flow physics could have similarity in aorta blood flow. Finally, we apply our method with anatomy human aorta with pulsatile inlet condition. Further comparison is made with unstructured boundary fitted mesh. The final result shows that the detailed flow physics can be captured in an aorta.

CITE THIS ARTICLE

MLA
Zakaria, Mohamad Shukri, et al. “Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of Blood Flow in Aorta using OpenFOAM.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 43.1 (2018): 81-89.

APA
Zakaria, M. S., Ismail, F., Tamagawa, M., Abdul Azi, A. F., Wiriadidjaya, S., Basri, A. A., & Ahmad, K. A. (2018). Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of Blood Flow in Aorta using OpenFOAM. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 43(1), 81-89.

Chicago
Zakaria, Mohamad Shukri, Farzad Ismail, Masaaki Tamagawa, Ahmad Fazli Abdul Azi, Surjatin Wiriadidjaya, Adi Azrif Basri, and Kamarul Arifin Ahmad. “Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of Blood Flow in Aorta using OpenFOAM.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 43, no. 1 (2018): 81-89.

Harvard
Zakaria, M.S., Ismail, F., Tamagawa, M., Abdul Azi, A.F., Wiriadidjaya, S., Basri, A.A. and Ahmad, K.A., 2018. Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of Blood Flow in Aorta using OpenFOAM. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 43(1), pp.81-89.

Vancouver
Zakaria, MS, Ismail, F, Tamagawa, M, Abdul Azi, AF, Wiriadidjaya, S, Basri, AA, Ahmad, KA. Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of Blood Flow in Aorta using OpenFOAM. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 2018;43(1):81-89.

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