DIC for Surface Motion Analysis Applied to Displacement of a Stent Graft for Abdominal Aortic Repair in a Pulsating Flow
Conference contribution, 2015
Stent graft migration has been recognized to influence the long-term durability of endovascular aortic repair. Flow-induced displacement forces acting on the attachment zones may contribute to this migration. An experimental perfusion model consisting of the flow loop described by Roos et al. 2014 was used for further characterization of the pulsating flow induced stent graft movements with monocular and stereoscopic configurations of an optical imaging system. This paper adds new information on displacement measurement accuracy and 3D deformation analysis of the stent graft, which is used for abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment. The work describes used modification of Soloff’s Stereo PIV reconstruction algorithm for surface motion analysis. It was found that the oscillation of the stent graft’s body in the perpendicular direction to the front plane was 5 times less than side movements of the bent stent graft. These results can be used for further studies on different stent graft geometrical configurations and CFD simulations using fluid-structure interaction approach.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm