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An Anisotropic Structural Model of the Aortic Wall Based on Tensile Tests and Non-Invasive 3D Fibre Analysis Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging

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Vittoria Flamini, Caitríona Lally

Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

Christian Kerskens

Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Paper No. SBC2009-206455, pp. 411-412; 2 pages
  • ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Lake Tahoe, California, USA, June 17–21, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4891-3
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


In recent years, a strong link between the failure of the aortic anatomical structure and the development of cardiovascular diseases has become more evident [1]. Aortas, like arteries in general, can be regarded as anisotropic structures, due to the presence of fibres oriented at an angle within the arterial wall.

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