Experimental flow visualisation of an artificial heart pump

Tan, Andy C., Timms, Daniel L., Pearcy, Mark J., McNeil, Keith, & Galbraith, Andrew (2004) Experimental flow visualisation of an artificial heart pump. Journal of the Korean Society of Marine Engineers, 28(2), pp. 210-216.


Flow visualisation techniques were employed to qualitatively visualise the flow patterns through a 400% scaled up centrifugal blood pump. The apparatus comprised a scaled up centrifugal pump, high speed video camera, Argon Ion Laser Light Sheet and custom coded particle tracking software. Reyniolds similarity laws are applied in order to reduce the rotational speed of the pump. The outlet (cutwater) region was identified as a site of high turbulence and thus a likely source of haemolysis. The region undeerneath the impeller was identified as a region of lower flow.

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ID Code: 8237
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Author contact details: m.pearcy@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Artificial Heart, Centrifugal Pump, Flow Visualisation, LVAD
ISSN: 1226-9549
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomechanical Engineering (090302)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 NuriMedia Co., Ltd.
Deposited On: 26 Jun 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:05

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