Arteriovenous (AV) grafts, which provide an access site for hemodialysis, typically produce a high flow rate environment with pressure and velocity fluctuations; high and low wall shear stress, and vibration. Laser Doppler anemometry (LDA) was performed at Reynolds number (Re) 1200 on an in vitro model, which was constructed from computerized tomography (CT) images of a perfusion fixed plastic cast of a canine venous anastomosis. The results obtained were compared to numerical results and to results previously obtained with idealized in vitro models. This study showed the importance of an accurate geometry in characterizing the flow environment inside an AV graft. Good agreement between the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and LDA was observed although differences were clearly present.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Advances in Bioengineering, BED|
|State||Published - 2004|
|Event||2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE - Anaheim, CA, United States|
Duration: Nov 13 2004 → Nov 19 2004
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