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Marten June 9, 2010 07:14

Geometry for FSI in blood vessel
Hi everyone,

Im trying to set up an FSI analysis in a blood vessel. For this I designed 2 parts. one is the arterywall and one the fluid domain. the only connection between those two is the fluid structur interface. Also Im not sure about setting any support for the vessel (fixed support on both endings???,elastic support, but with which elasticity?).
when I run the simulation like in the tutorial in CFX with the oscillating plate I get an error after the first 10 iterations, because fluid can leak out of the domain, which is why I think I made a mistake with the connection of the two parts.
has someone any help for me?

kind regards

ahmad95 May 21, 2016 08:26

blood vessel
hello and how are you?
I m glad to speak to you my friend.
I m at the start point which you past later.
I m starting to model a vessel with a stenosis and the I want analyse it in ansys-cfx.
can you help me and show me the way.
where you modeled your geometry?
where you meshed it?
how did you import your geometry in cfx?
do you have an example of this process?
which I mean by process is that:
model a geometry in a software like catia then meshing it and at the end analysis it in another software.

Marten May 21, 2016 16:01

I am fine,thanks. How about you?
This was some time ago, but I try to remember.

I tried different approaches. The blood vessel models were supported in stl format from patient scanned with CT. So the basis was a triangle surface. I tried using ICEM CFD which has probably the best mesh quality at least in comparison to different freeware.
I used prism layers growing from the stl-surface and then filled the rest of the volume with Tetraeder. This was leading to meshes with really high cell numbers.
Better approach was to use different blocks so in the middle of the vessle a square and 4 blocks around this central one (butterfly) with hexahedral elements. This was reducing the number of cells a lot.
You can also use the ANSYS Meshing as starting point. Just to get a result to begin with.
For the fluid structure interaction it was important to get a solid and a fluid region. So I just took parts of the prism layer and defined them as solid depending on how thick the vessel should be. In ANSYS you can then use the structual solver to handle this domain and define the face in between both regions as interface to CFX.

Stranglely for transient calculations there was lots of divergence when using to small time step. So play around with this if you have problems to get to converged solutions.

Maybe start with a simplified case first before you use the patient geometry. This will help you get working setup before increasing the complexity.

I used a simplified transient inlet velocity profile and zero presure outlet and no slip walls.

Wish you good luck with your work.

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