Medical Device Design: Improving Reliability using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI)
Free Engineering Seminar:
Medical Device Design - Improving Reliability Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) & Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI)
Dates & Locations:
April 12, 2013, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Marriott at Research Triangle Park, 4700 Guardian Dr., Durham, NC 27703
Guest Speaker: Dr. Craig Henriquez, Chair of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University will present "Virtual Physiology: Using Computer Models to Investigate Disease from Molecule to Organ."
April 16, 2013, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
The Commons Hotel, 615 Washington Ave S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55414
Guest Speaker: Dr. Kerim Genc, Technical Sales Consultant for Simpleware will present "Converting 3D Images into Models for Visualization, Measurement and Computational Simulation."
Experts will speak to the significance of modeling and simulation for their device design and development. They will share their current applications and vision for the use of these progressive technologies in their workflows.
Regulatory requirements are evolving to increase the use of modeling and simulation in order to avoid costly mistakes. This comes in the wake of recent headlines regarding medical-device flaws that have led to recalls and lawsuits:
Source: WSJ reports; FDA
- Defibrillator wires: Heart wires fractured in rare cases; patients died from inappropriate shocks and failure to shock. Two brands recalled in 2007 and 2011.
- Surgical vaginal mesh: Used for urinary incontinence, mesh led to serious complications, including scarring, infection and pain. More than 1,000 complaints by 2008.
- Metal hips: Tiny metal particles wore off, damaging bone and tissue, causing pain and sometimes requiring revision surgery. Two brands recalled in 2008 and 2010.
In this seminar, we will show how Computational Fluid Dynamics is successfully applied to increase the reliability of these devices. Various example cases such as blood pumps, inhalers, heart valves, vena cava filters and stents will be discussed with focus on work flow integration and multiphysics (e.g. Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) coupling with Abaqus by SIMULIA). The event will end with the opportunity to try some of the concepts demonstrated using the latest in engineering simulation technology - STAR-CCM+.Please be sure to stop by our table at the the DMD Conference taking place April 8 - 11 at The Commons Hotel.
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