Using COMSOL Multiphysics for Biomechanical Analysis of Stent Technology in Cerebral Aneurysms

Joachim Rasmussen, Jesper Thyregod, Marie Sand Enevoldsen, Kaj-Åge Henneberg

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Abstract

This work presents new fluid-structure interaction (FSI) models in both 2D and 3D of the effect of using vascular stents as treatment of cerebral berry aneurysms. The stent is positioned inside the cerebral artery covering the neck of the aneurysm. The stent is expected to alter the blood flow into the aneurysm such that the blood coagulates due to low blood velocity, and rupture of the aneurysm is prevented. A 3D FSI model consisting of three domains (blood, arterial, and aneurismal) is used to investigate the effect of the aneurysm on blood flow. Aspects of stent design such as pore size and shape and strut size, shape, and position are modeled in 2D and 3D FSI models. The models show that pore size and strut shape both have significant influence on stent efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the COMSOL Conference 2009 Milan
Publication date2009
ISBN (Print)978-0-9825697-2-6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventEuropean Comsol Conference 2009 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 14 Oct 200916 Oct 2009

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Comsol Conference 2009
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period14/10/200916/10/2009

Keywords

  • Cerebral aneurysms, vascular stent, fluid-structure interactions, strut setup

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Rasmussen, J., Thyregod, J., Enevoldsen, M. S., & Henneberg, K-Å. (2009). Using COMSOL Multiphysics for Biomechanical Analysis of Stent Technology in Cerebral Aneurysms. In Proceedings of the COMSOL Conference 2009 Milan