publication . Master thesis . 2009

The influence of geometric factors on the wall shear stress distribution in realistic human coronary arteries

Santos, Jorge André Piedade Pinhal dos;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: FCT - UNL
  • Country: Portugal
Dissertação apresentada na Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa para a obtenção do grau de Mestre em Engenharia Biomédica. A presente dissertação foi desenvolvida no Erasmus Medical Center em Roterdão, Holanda Background: Atherosclerosis is the main cause of death in the Western society. It is a geometrically focal disease, affecting preferentially vessel areas of low wall shear stress (SS), which induces the expression of atherogenic genes. To predict wall SS several options are available. Among them Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations on 3D reconstructed coronaries using Finite Element Modeling (FEM). However, to perform...
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