Numerical simulation of pulsatile flow in a compliant curved tube model of a coronary artery.

@article{Qiu2000NumericalSO,
  title={Numerical simulation of pulsatile flow in a compliant curved tube model of a coronary artery.},
  author={Yuchen Qiu and John M. Tarbell},
  journal={Journal of biomechanical engineering},
  year={2000},
  volume={122 1},
  pages={77-85}
}
The endothelial cells (ECs) lining a blood vessel wall are exposed to both the wall shear stress (WSS) of blood flow and the circumferential strain (CS) of pulsing artery wall motion. These two forces and their interaction are believed to play a role in determining remodeling of the vessel wall and development of arterial disease (atherosclerosis). This study focused on the WSS and CS dynamic behavior in a compliant model of a coronary artery taking into account the curvature of the bending… CONTINUE READING