Flow measurements in collapsed stenotic arterial models

James E. Moore, Nikolaos Stergiopulos, Xavier Golay, David N. Ku, Jean Jacques Meister

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The details of flow field through an in vitro model of a collapsed and unclasped stenotic artery are quantified using laser Doppler anemometry. High velocities are found in the lateral channels that run along each side of the collapsed section distal to the stenosis due to the fact that the cross-sectional area of these channels is much smaller than the open tube. In the fully open, non-collapsed state, these sites of high velocity are regions of low velocity magnitude flow reversal and separation. Thus, in an artery that collapses for only part of the cardiac cycle, it is expected that low negative wall shear stress alternates with high forward wall shear stress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 Bioengineering Conference - Beever Creek, CO, USA
Duration: Jun 28 1995Jul 2 1995


OtherProceedings of the 1995 Bioengineering Conference
CityBeever Creek, CO, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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