International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB)

ISSN: 2074-9023 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9031 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJIEEB Vol.3, No.2, Mar. 2011

Design and Simulation of Axial Flow Maglev Blood Pump

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Huachun Wu,Ziyan Wang,Xujun Lv

Index Terms

Magnetic Levitation, Blood Pump, Impeller, Axial Flow, Fluent, ANSYS


The axial flow maglev blood pump (AFMBP) has become a global research focus and emphasis for artificial ventricular assist device, which has no mechanical contact, mechanical friction, compact structure and light weight, can effectively solve thrombus and hemolysis. Magnetic suspension and impeller is two of the important parts in the axial flow maglev blood pump, and their structure largely determines the blood pump performance. The research adopts electromagnetic and fluid finite element analysis, and puts forward a method to design the magnetic suspension and impeller of axial flow blood pump, which tacks into account the small volume of axial blood pump. The magnetic bearing’s characteristics are evaluated by electromagnetic finite element analysis. The Blades have been designed by calculating aerofoil bone line, and make simulation analysis for different thicken ways of blade by Fluent software, and make a conclusion that the blade thickened with certain rules has better characteristics in the same conditions. The results will provide some guidance for design of axial flow maglev blood pump, and establish theoretical basis for application of the implantable artificial heart pump.

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Huachun Wu,Ziyan Wang,Xujun Lv,"Design and Simulation of Axial Flow Maglev Blood Pump", IJIEEB, vol.3, no.2, pp.42-48, 2011.


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