FTGM  (Fondazione Toscana Gabriele Monasterio) is the winner of the Ansys Hall of Fame 2018 world competition in Academic Session.

Using ANSYS CFD and RBF Morph, researchers created a virtual statistical patient to analyze the blood flow and blood pressure alterations during the transition of the aorta from a healthy to an aneurysmatic state.

Application Summary

In clinical practice, it is difficult to cope with the growth of an aneurysm due to several aspects (operator dependencies, image modalities, etc). Also, it is very expensive to perform 3-D PC-MRI tests to provide hemodynamic alteration data during the bulge formation.

FTGM performed CFD simulation starting from real clinical data analyzed in a statistical manner to provide realistic, even if virtual, images of bulge formation and enlargement. Simulations integrated the RBF Morph tool into the entire ANSYS workflow to obtain the desired target geometries and CFD results.