Journal article

Transitional turbulent flow in a stenosed coronary artery with a physiological pulsatile flow

Navid Freidoonimehr, Maziar Arjomandi, Nima Sedaghatizadeh, Rey Chin, Anthony Zander

International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering | Wiley | Published : 2020


The turbulence in the blood flow, caused by plaque deposition on the arterial wall, increases by the combined effect of the complex plaque geometries and the pulsatile blood flow. The correlation between the plaque geometry, the pulsatile inlet flow and the induced turbulence in a constricted artery is investigated in this study. Pressure drop, flow velocity and wall shear stress are determined for stenosed coronary artery models with three different degrees of asymmetric stenosis and for different heart working conditions. A Computational Fluid Dynamics model, validated against experimental data published in the literature, was developed to simulate the blood pulsatile flow inside a stenose..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Financial support for the project was provided by the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. This work was supported with supercomputing resources provided by the Phoenix HPC service at the University of Adelaide.