Wall stress studies of abdominal aortic aneurysm in a clinical model.

@article{Thubrikar2001WallSS,
  title={Wall stress studies of abdominal aortic aneurysm in a clinical model.},
  author={Mano J. Thubrikar and J al-Soudi and Francis Robicsek},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={355-66}
}
To estimate when an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) may rupture, it is necessary to understand the forces responsible for this event. We investigated the wall stresses in an AAA in a clinical model. Using CT scans of the AAA, the diameter and wall thickness were measured and the model of the aneurysm was created. The wall stresses were determined using a finite element analysis in which the aorta was considered isotropic with linear material properties and was loaded with a pressure of 120 mmHg… CONTINUE READING