Axisymmetric fluid-structure interaction model of the left ventricle

Dimitri Deserranno*, Zoran B. Popovic, Neil L. Greenberg, Mohammad Kassemi, James D. Thomas

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This chapter demonstrates the feasibility of a commercial finite element code in a linear elastic axisymmetric fluid-interaction model of the left ventricle. A fluid-structure interaction model of the left ventricle and the immersed boundary method have proven to be very useful tools in ventricular modeling, the greatest limitation is the in-house development of the code, limiting its widespread use among cardiac mechanics research groups. Therefore, researchers make use of a commercial code and extend its capabilities through customized user-supplied coding to allow the modeling of the active behavior of cardiac tissue. While a fluid-structure interaction model of diastolic filling was not possible in the past through a commercial code, researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of ADINA in cardiac modeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Fluid and Solid Mechanics 2003
PublisherElsevier Inc
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780080529479
ISBN (Print)9780080440460
StatePublished - Jun 2 2003


  • Adina R and D
  • Cardiac mechanics
  • Diastolic filling
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Left ventricle
  • Linear elastic material properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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