A method way developed to construct finite element models of the whole segment of the thoracic aortas from T1-weighted MRI images. The shape of aortic axis was approximated by polynomial equations in axial images and the intraluminal shape perpendicular to the aortic axis was assumed to be circle. We Aneursym models were made by adding a fusiform bulge to the ascending, arch, or descending regions of the normal model. It was shown that the location and the eccentricity of the aneurysm might have stronger effect on the value of the maximum principal stress than on the pattern of the stress distribution.
|Journal||Annals of Biomedical Engineering|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 1|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Dec 1|
|Event||2000 Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society - Washington, WA, USA|
Duration: 2000 Oct 12 → 2000 Oct 14
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering