Available at: http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/theses/1020
Date of Award
MS in Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical and General Engineering
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.