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UKSim 2009: 11th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation
An Investigation of Fluid Flow through a Modified Design for the 'GP' Device
March 25-March 27
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3593-7
We present 3-D FLUENT simulation modelling of the GP’ Mechanical Thrombectomy Device (MTD) used with a modified funnel structure. Comparisons are made of the results obtained from this modelling with actual measurements made in an in-vitro model of the ‘GP’ MTD with an end mounted funnel structure used in experiments. There was good agreement between the theoretical modelling and the in-vitro measurements. Such a device (with its end mounted funnel structure) may be used to remove older blood clots in arteries. We conclude that the 3-D FLUENT modelling is useful in predicting the performance of such a funnelled device, prior to actual construction of the finalised design.
Index Terms:
Mechanical Thrombectomy device, Blood clots, GP Device
Citation:
G. Pearce, F. Jaegle, L. Gwatkin, J. Wong, N. Perkinson, J. Spence, "An Investigation of Fluid Flow through a Modified Design for the 'GP' Device," uksim, pp.191-195, UKSim 2009: 11th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation, 2009
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