Experimental investigation of global and squeeze flow in mechanical heart valve.
Date of Issue2005
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The investigation of the flow field generated by mechanical heart valve (MHV) is necessary to explain the relationship between the hemodynamic performance and hemolytic and thrombogenic complications in MHVs replacement. The flow dynamics in one cardiac cycle through a transparent bi-leaflet MHV model was investigated by Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) technique.
Nanyang Technological University