The use of ADINA FSI for industry problems continues to expand. Here, we highlight
an application in the medical field where engineers at
Michigan Critical Care Consultants (MC3)
used ADINA-FSI to successfully analyze blood flow through
an artificial lung.
The heart pumps fluid into the reservoir where interactions between the fluid
flow and structure takes place. The compliant reservoir (structure model) expands
to accept the fluid and then passes it into the lung. The core of the
lung is a fiber bundle which is modeled as a porous medium. The porosity
was calculated from the fiber geometry and spacing, and the permeability
was measured experimentally.
The excellent results obtained in this FSI analysis were presented by MC3 at
the annual conference of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO).