Feasibility of Patient Specific Aortic Blood Flow CFD Simulation

  • Johan Svensson
  • Roland Gårdhagen
  • Einar Heiberg
  • Tino Ebbers
  • Dan Loyd
  • Toste Länne
  • Matts Karlsson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4190)


Patient specific modelling of the blood flow through the human aorta is performed using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Velocity patterns are compared between computer simulations and measurements. The workflow includes several steps: MRI measurement to obtain both geometry and velocity, an automatic levelset segmentation followed by meshing of the geometrical model and CFD setup to perform the simulations follwed by the actual simulations. The computational results agree well with the measured data.


Wall Shear Stress Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Computational Fluid Dynamic Simulation Magnetic Resonance Imaging Measurement Human Aorta 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johan Svensson
    • 1
    • 5
  • Roland Gårdhagen
    • 1
    • 5
  • Einar Heiberg
    • 2
  • Tino Ebbers
    • 3
    • 5
  • Dan Loyd
    • 1
  • Toste Länne
    • 3
    • 5
  • Matts Karlsson
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringLinköping UniversitySweden
  2. 2.Department of Clinical PhysiologyLund UniversitySweden
  3. 3.Department of Medicine and CareLinköping UniversitySweden
  4. 4.Department of Biomedical EngineeringLinköping UniversitySweden
  5. 5.Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV)Linköping UniversitySweden

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