Impact of Vessel Mechanical Properties on Hemodynamic Parameters of Blood Flow

  • Wojciech WolańskiEmail author
  • Bożena Gzik-Zroska
  • Kamil Joszko
  • Edyta Kawlewska
  • Marta Sobkowiak
  • Marek Gzik
  • Wojciech Kaspera
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 623)


The main purpose of this work was the analysis of the impact of mechanical properties of blood vessels on the alteration of hemodynamic parameters of blood. Within the framework of this research strength tests of blood vessels were conducted, which aimed to determine mechanical properties by means of a static tensile test and a system of Digital Image Correlation (mDIC). The tests were performed using static strength testing machine MTS Insight 2. Subsequently, on the basis of computer tomography (CT) images, two numerical models of blood vessels were formulated in the Ansys CFX software programme. The first model does not take into consideration the changes of the artery geometry, while in the second model the vessel walls were modelled as deformable elements having preset mechanical properties. The developed numerical models enabled the assessment of the hemodynamic parameters as well as the state of stress and deformation of the walls during the blood flow through the vessel.


Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) blood flow artery mechanical properties mechanical tests 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wojciech Wolański
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bożena Gzik-Zroska
    • 2
  • Kamil Joszko
    • 1
  • Edyta Kawlewska
    • 1
  • Marta Sobkowiak
    • 1
  • Marek Gzik
    • 1
  • Wojciech Kaspera
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biomechatronics Faculty of Biomedical EngineeringSilesian University of Technology, ul. F. DGliwicePoland
  2. 2.Department of Biomaterials and Medical Devices Engineering, Faculty of Biomedical EngineeringSilesian University of Technology, ul. F. DGliwicePoland
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryMedical University of Silesia,Regional HospitalKatowicePoland

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