Date of Award

6-2013

Degree Name

MS in Biomedical Engineering

Department

Biomedical and General Engineering

Advisor

David Clague

Abstract

This thesis hypothesizes that a commercially available multiphysics simulation software package can be easily employed to characterize the fluid flow and mechanical behavior in healthy and diseased arteries. To this end, multiphysics model of a coronary artery —the LAD artery—was created in COMSOL Multiphysics®. Wall shear stresses and distension were examined to validate the model. Such a model can be adapted to guide the design of cardiovascular devices.

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