A validated patient-specific FSI model for vascular access in haemodialysis

de Villiers, A.M., McBride, A.T. , Reddy, B.D., Franz, T. and Spottiswoode, B.S. (2018) A validated patient-specific FSI model for vascular access in haemodialysis. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 17(2), pp. 479-497. (doi: 10.1007/s10237-017-0973-8) (PMID:29139052)

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The flow rate inside arteriovenous fistulas is many times higher than physiological flow and is accompanied by high wall shear stress resulting in low patency rates. A fluid–structure interaction finite element model is developed to analyse the blood flow and vessel mechanics to elucidate the mechanisms that can lead to failure. The simulations are validated against flow measurements obtained from magnetic resonance imaging data.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McBride, Professor Andrew
Authors: de Villiers, A.M., McBride, A.T., Reddy, B.D., Franz, T., and Spottiswoode, B.S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Journal Name:Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
ISSN (Online):1617-7940
Published Online:14 November 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
First Published:First published in Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 17(2):479-497
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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