Computational models of material interfaces for the study of extracorporeal shock wave therapy

@article{Fagnan2013ComputationalMO,
  title={Computational models of material interfaces for the study of extracorporeal shock wave therapy},
  author={Kirsten M. Fagnan and Randall J. LeVeque and Thomas J. Matula},
  journal={arXiv: Numerical Analysis},
  year={2013},
  volume={8},
  pages={159-194}
}
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive treatment for a variety of musculoskeletal ailments. A shock wave is generated in water and then focused using an acous- tic lens or reector so the energy of the wave is concentrated in a small treatment region where mechanical stimulation enhances healing. In this work we have computationally investigated shock wave propagation in ESWT by solving a Lagrangian form of the isentropic Euler equa- tions in the uid and linear elasticity in… 

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