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The Critical Buckling Pressure of Arteries

[+] Author Affiliations
Cesar A. Fierro, Kurtis Johnson, Hai-Chao Han

University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Paper No. SBC2007-176258, pp. 175-176; 2 pages
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Keystone, Colorado, USA, June 20–24, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4798-5
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME


Artery stability is essential to normal arterial functions. This study examined the critical internal pressure at which arteries buckle. The critical pressure was found to be strongly related to the axial strain in the arteries.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME
Topics: Pressure , Buckling



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