Vascular dimensions of the cerebral arteries follow the principle of minimum work.

@article{Rossitti1993VascularDO,
  title={Vascular dimensions of the cerebral arteries follow the principle of minimum work.},
  author={S Rossitti and Johan L{\"o}fgren},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1993},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={371-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The principle of minimum work is a parametric optimization model for the growth and adaptation of arterial trees. It establishes a balance between energy dissipation due to frictional resistance of laminar flow (shear stress) and the minimum volume of the vascular system, implying that the radius of the vessel is adjusted to the cube root of the volumetric flow. The purpose of this study is to verify whether the internal carotid artery system obeys the principle of… CONTINUE READING
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