Aortic Blood Flow


Mathematical modelling and numerical simulation can be used to investigate the physiology of aortic blood flow. One of the key questions is how blood flow dynamics can be assessed and how surgery risk factors can be quantified.

Why using HiFlow3?

HiFlow³ enables the evaluation of risk factors such as the wall shear stress by means of finite element simulations. Furthermore, the reliability of simulation results can be assessed by the Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) module.


Jonas Kratzke (contact person)

Related information

The model development has been achieved in close cooperation with the SFB/TRR 125 Cognition-Guided Surgery.


Kratzke, J., Rengier, F., Weis, C., Beller, C. and Heuveline, V.: In vitro flow assessment: From PC-MRI to computational fluid dynamics including fluid-structure interaction; Proc. SPIE 9783, Medical Imaging 2016: Physics of Medical Imaging, 97835C (April 1, 2016)

Kratzke, J., Schoch, N., Weis, C., Müller-Eschner, M., Speidel, S., Farag, M., Beller, C. and Heuveline, V.:Enhancing 4D PC-MRI in an aortic phantom considering numerical simulations; Proc. SPIE 9412, Medical Imaging 2015: Physics of Medical Imaging, 94121E (March 18, 2015)