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Thanks to its advanced and integrated fluid structure interaction capabilities, LS-DYNA's ICFD solver is capable of successfully solving highly non linear FSI problems such as artificial heart valves and addressing its numerous challenges :

- Strong pressure gradients : special stabilization techniques are developed in order to restrict spurious backflow which can occur in Pressure-Pressure boundary conditions.

- Similar solid and fluid material densities : strong FSI coupling is required. This requires solving the solid mechanics domain using an implicit solver and couple with the ICFD solver in a non linear iterative loop. See *CONTROL_IMPLICIT keywords and *ICFD_CONTROL_FSI/*ICFD_BOUNDARY_FSI

-Thin leaflets that undergo strong deformations : the solid mechanics LS-DYNA solver features advanced contact capabilities (See *CONTACT_..._MORTAR) which allows it to handle strong deformations and contact between thin structures.

 - Extensive mesh deformation and frequent remeshing : One of the strengths of the ICFD solver is its capability of retaining a good quality solution even in highly distorted meshes or during remeshing. See ICFD_CONTROL_ADAPT_SIZE.

- Gap leakage treatment :  See ICFD_CONTROL_EMBEDSHELL, the ICFD solver recently introduced the capability to shut off the flow leakage at non watertight embedded shell intersection points. This new approach effectively prevents any flow escapement once the leaflets have been forced shut.