We develop techniques to simulate large arteries and the heart, including its valves.

Pressure and velocity in a deforming aortic arch.

Published in L. Taelman, J. Bols, J. Degroote, V. Muthurangu, J. Panzer, J. Vierendeels, and P. Segers. Differential impact of local stiffening and narrowing on hemodynamics in repaired aortic coarctation: an FSI study. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 54(2–3):497–510, 2016. doi: 10.1007/s11517-015-1336-1.

Deformation of a simplified large aneurysm.

Published in J. Degroote, I. Couckuyt, J. Vierendeels, P. Segers, and T. Dhaene. Inverse modelling of an aneurysm’s stiffness using surrogate-based optimization and fluid-structure interaction simulations. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 46(3):457–469, 2012. doi: 10.1007/s00158-011-0751-7.

Three-dimensional and two-dimensional simulation of rigid and flexible prosthetic heart valves.

Published in S. Annerel, J. Degroote, T. Claessens, S. Dahl, B. Skallerud, L.R. Hellevik, P. Van Ransbeeck, P. Segers, P. Verdonck, and J. Vierendeels. A fast strong coupling algorithm for the partitioned fluid-structure interaction simulation of BMHVs. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 15(12):1281–1312, 2012. doi: 10.1080/10255842.2011.586946.