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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17422

Title: Stereoscopic PIV of Steady Flow Through a Bileaflet Mechanical Heart Valve
Authors: Hutchison, Chris
Sullivan, Pierre E
Ethier, C. Ross
Keywords: Heart Valve
Issue Date: 6-Jul-2009
Abstract: Heart valve fluid mechanics influence valve clinical performance. In this study, flow was studied downstream of a model bileaflet mechanical heart valve (BiMHV) in an axisymmetric aortic sinus model using stereoscopic particle image velocimetry. The inlet flow was steady and the Reynolds number based on the aortic diameter was 7600, corresponding to peak systole. The central jet was found to be self similar, and exhibited axial decay similar to a free rectangular jet. Analysis of the out-of-plane velocity yielded two alternate explanations of streamwise vortex structure, with either a four-cell or an eight-cell streamwise vortex structure present in the mean velocity field. Organization of large scale three-dimensional flow structures was apparent even at peak systole. These findings are important to both the understanding of complex BiMHV vortex dynamics and three-dimensional flow modeling. To this end, the dataset obtained in the study is publicly available for CFD validation purposes.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17422
Appears in Collections:Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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