A novel interface for hybrid mock circulations to evaluate ventricular assist devices

Ochsner, Gregor; Amacher, Raffael; Amstutz, Alois; Plass, André; Daners, Marianne Schmid; Tevaearai, Hendrik; Vandenberghe, Stijn; Wilhelm, Markus J; Guzzella, Lino (2013). A novel interface for hybrid mock circulations to evaluate ventricular assist devices. IEEE transactions on biomedical engineering, 60(2), pp. 507-516. New York, N.Y.: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE 10.1109/TBME.2012.2230000

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This paper presents a novel mock circulation for the evaluation of ventricular assist devices (VADs), which is based on a hardware-in-the-loop concept. A numerical model of the human blood circulation runs in real time and computes instantaneous pressure, volume, and flow rate values. The VAD to be tested is connected to a numerical-hydraulic interface, which allows the interaction between the VAD and the numerical model of the circulation. The numerical-hydraulic interface consists of two pressure-controlled reservoirs, which apply the computed pressure values from the model to the VAD, and a flow probe to feed the resulting VAD flow rate back to the model. Experimental results are provided to show the proper interaction between a numerical model of the circulation and a mixed-flow blood pump.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Heart Surgery
10 Strategic Research Centers > ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research > ARTORG Center - Cardiovascular Engineering (CVE)

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Tevaearai, Hendrik, Vandenberghe, Stijn




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04 Oct 2013 14:35

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