Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 281-286

First online:

Mathematical model of arterial stenosis

  • N. PadmanabhanAffiliated withDepartment of Applied Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science

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A mathematical model for pulsatile flow in a partially occluded tube is presented. The problem has applications in studying the effects of blood flow characteristics on atherosclerotic development. The model brings out the importance of the pulsatility of blood flow on separation and the stress distribution. The results obtained show fairly good agreement with the available experimental results.


Atherosclerosis Biomechanics Blood flow Modelling Stenosis