Cavitation instability as a trigger of aneurysm rupture.

  • K. Yu. Volokh
  • Published 2015 in Biomechanics and modeling in mechanobiology


Aneurysm formation and growth is accompanied by microstructural alterations in the arterial wall. Particularly, the loss of elastin may lead to tissue disintegration and appearance of voids or cavities at the micron scale. Unstable growth and coalescence of voids may be a predecessor and trigger for the onset of macroscopic cracks. In the present work, we… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10237-015-0655-3


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@article{Volokh2015CavitationIA, title={Cavitation instability as a trigger of aneurysm rupture.}, author={K. Yu. Volokh}, journal={Biomechanics and modeling in mechanobiology}, year={2015}, volume={14 5}, pages={1071-9} }