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Flow and Compression in Asymmetric Stenosis Models: Influence of Compliance on Flow and Compression

[+] Author Affiliations
Shunichi Kobayashi, Daisuke Tsunoda, Hirohisa Morikawa

Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan

Dalin Tang

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

David N. Ku

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Paper No. IMECE2002-32331, pp. 365-366; 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


Blood flow through the constricted area of a severe stenosis is similar to that through a venturi or flow nozzle. In the contraction section, the blood can accelerate to high speed. In this situation, the external pressure may be greater than the internal fluid pressure, and the artery could collapse. This collapse may be important in the development of atherosclerotic plaque fracture and subsequent thrombosis or distal embolization [1]. We have developed an asymmetric experimental model that closely approximates the arterial disease situation and performed steady and pulsatile flow experiments. The characteristics of flow and compression concerned with the geometry of the model were discussed [2, 3]. This paper was to examine the influence of compliance on flow and compression under steady and pulsatile flow.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



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