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Mechanical Properties Characterization of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Tissue Using Biaxial Testing

[+] Author Affiliations
Steven P. Marra, Francis E. Kennedy

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Mark F. Fillinger

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Paper No. IMECE2002-32779, pp. 249-250; 2 pages
  • ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Advances in Bioengineering
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 17–22, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3650-9 | eISBN: 0-7918-1691-5, 0-7918-1692-3, 0-7918-1693-1
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is an abnormal, localized enlargement of the aorta. If untreated, a AAA will continue to enlarge in size and eventually rupture. Currently, AAA diameter is used as the principal indicator of impending rupture. However, this method it is not totally reliable. In an effort to improve the estimation of rupture risk, some researchers are currently studying the mechanical wall stresses of AAAs using patient-specific medical imaging techniques and finite element modeling [1,2]. The accuracy of these models depends significantly on the constitutive law used to describe the mechanical properties of the AAA tissue. To date, only isotropic constitutive laws have been used in these models.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



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