The use of computer-aided engineering (CAE) significantly reduces workload while ensuring reliability and improving medical device designs. Engineering simulation is being recognized and adopted by regulatory authorities, manufacturers and suppliers around the world. One example is a workshop on blood damage studies via modeling of a blood pump, organized by the FDA, to set best practices and promote use of simulation in device design. With increasing visibility and acceptance, CAE is now at the forefront of medical device design.
This white paper discusses the developments in blood pump design using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and optimization techniques with Terumo Corporation.