Computer simulation of pulsatile flow in an anatomically realistic human left coronary artery bifurcation model


Journal Article (Academic article)

Pulsatile flow and wall shear stress in an anatomically correct model of a human left coronary artery segment is simulated numerically using the finite element method. The computational geometry model presenting a non-planar arterial branching is developed on the basis of a digitized anatomically correct cast. The results show that the non-planar branching has a strong influence on the flow and wall shear stress patterns. Locally the wall shear stress component caused by the complex secondary velocity pattern is higher than the axial component.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Perktold, K; Rappitsch, G; Low, M; Friedman, MH; Kuban, BD

Published Date

  • 1995

Published In

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) Bed

Volume / Issue

  • 31 /

Start / End Page

  • 193 - 194

Conference Location

  • San Francisco, CA, USA