A method for incorporating three-dimensional residual stretches/stresses into patient-specific finite element simulations of arteries.

The existence of residual stresses in human arteries has long been shown experimentally. Researchers have also demonstrated that residual stresses have a significant effect on the distribution of physiological stresses within arterial tissues, and hence on their development, e.g., stress-modulated remodeling. Through progress in medical imaging, image… (More)