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Model-Based Estimation of Mechanical Characters of Arterial Vessels Using Experimental Dynamic Response Data

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Rahil Vali, Takashi Saito

Yamaguchi University, Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan

Paper No. IMECE2011-63487, pp. 653-658; 6 pages
  • ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 2: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering; Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology
  • Denver, Colorado, USA, November 11–17, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5488-4
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


As both the geometric and stiffness changes may occur in atherosclerosis, it is necessary to estimate respective contribution from structural and material characteristics in the stiffness index. In this study, we employ the primary mechanical model based on one of elastic shell theory, Love’s theory and look upon a blood vessel as a ring model. Furthermore in order to confirm validity of the model, the experiments were carried out on artificial tubes. The circulating circuit is applied as the circulatory system of human body including tubes, and water is designated as the working fluid of the circulating circuit. Experimental data are applied for mechanical model and mechanical parameters are identified using Downhill simplex method as the inverse problem. In this study stiffness index and damping ratio were identified and the result of Love’ theory was compared with measurement data and Donnell’s theory. The result shows that present study can confirm the measurement data with the fine approximation.

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