Finite element grid generation in computational arterial blood flow dynamics


Journal Article (Academic article)

A finite element grid generation procedure based on optimization of local grid properties has been developed using anatomically realistic data. The generator is especially suited in modeling of arterial bifurcation flow. The numerical procedure is applied on a branching segment of the left coronary artery. To generate the numeric data necessary to define the model surface a mold was prepared and digitized. The experimental surface data were smoothed using weighted least squares splines and finite element discretization was applied. The finite element grid was calculated by optimization of local grid properties.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Perktold, K; Rappitsch, G; Low, M; Friedman, MH; Kuban, BD

Published Date

  • 1994

Published In

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) Bed

Volume / Issue

  • 28 /

Start / End Page

  • 427 - 428

Conference Location

  • Chicago, IL, USA