FDA Benchmark Blood Pump
Application ID: 105031
In this benchmark model for blood flow in a centrifugal pump, simulations are performed for several flow rates and pump speeds. The modeled geometry is taken from the FDA’s Computational Round Robin and the results are in good agreement with the experimental data.
The computed shear stress can be used to predict blood damage that might occur as the blood passes through the pump under various load conditions.
A more detailed description of this model can be found in our blog post "FDA Benchmark: CFD Modeling of a Centrifugal Blood Pump".
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- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- Design Module and
- either the CFD Module, or Heat Transfer Module and
- either the CFD Module, or Polymer Flow Module
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