New models for validating computational simulations of blood
A collaborative effort to improve the development of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methodologies for evaluating "blood contacting" medical devices—receiving the Willem Kollf Award for top abstract at the ASAIO 2016 conference—is now reported in full in the ASAIO Journal.

The study describes two benchmark models evaluated by more than 20 independent groups using CFD techniques to predict blood flow patterns in circulatory support devices and other medical devices that come into contact with blood. The project is an important step toward using CFD to develop safer and more effective medical devices, according to the report by Richard Malinauskas, PhD, of the US Food and Drug Administration and colleagues.