A numerical simulation of intimal thickening under shear in arteries.

@article{Lee1992ANS,
  title={A numerical simulation of intimal thickening under shear in arteries.},
  author={Donghee Lee and J. J. Chiu},
  journal={Biorheology},
  year={1992},
  volume={29 2-3},
  pages={
          337-51
        }
}
A model of intima thickening proposed by Friedman and his coworkers (1,2) is incorporated in our computer code to simulate the growth of intima under shear. The computer code is based on a finite volume method in a boundary-fitted coordinate system. It is found that the model yields an evenly-distributed thickening over a straight, smooth vessel wall. However, in a stenosed or a curved artery, thicker intima can be formed in preferential regions due to unevenly-distributed wall shear stresses… CONTINUE READING

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