Atherosclerosis in known to form at sites of predilection. These sites are typically areas of reduced pressure or shear stress. In the thesis a link between hemodynamics and atherosclerosis formation will be investigated. In the study three-dimensional pulsatile flow at a simplified carotid artery bifurcation has been modeled with computational fluid dynamics (CFD). A flow visualization experiment has also been performed on a glass replica of the bifurcation to verify the CFD results. An intense literature review has been included in the thesis to assimilate all of the published work in the area.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Hemodynamics--Computer simulation; Atherosclerosis--Etiology; Three-dimensional display systems
Department, Program, or Center
Mechanical Engineering (KGCOE)
Hayes, Andrew, "A Three-dimensional model of pulsatile flow at an arterial bifurcation" (1996). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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