Estimating patient specific wall shear stress in the human aorta: geometrical and post-processing considerations
2006 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
This thesis describes a workflow to perform in-vivo wall shear stress (WSS) estimations in the human aorta using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods. An abnormal WSS distribution is believed to influence the development of many cardiovascular diseases, e.g. atherosclerosis. The focus in this thesis is on geometrical influence on the WSS results and interpretation methods tor non-stationary results. The work shows that results are sensitive to the choice of segmentation method (the process from medical images to a geometrical model) and a correct geometrical description of the artery is crucial in making WSS estimations. A new parameter for non-stationary WSS results has been proposed; Wall Shear Stress Angular Amplitude (WSSAA), making the analysis of non-stationary results more straight-forward. It has been shown that the workfiow can be used with confidence and that WSS can be estimated in-vivo. using the combination of MRI-based geometry definition and CFD.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköpings universitet , 2006. , 29 p.
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Thesis, ISSN 0280-7971 ; 1275
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-36904Local ID: 32991ISBN: 91-85643-75-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-36904DiVA: diva2:257753
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