Effect of linear and Mooney–Rivlin material model on carotid artery hemodynamics

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Atherosclerosis is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases leading to high morbidity. The study of arterial dynamics using fluid–structure interaction (FSI) technique by taking into account the physiology of flow, the critical hemodynamic parameters can be determined which plays a crucial role in predictive medicine. Due to advances in the computational facilities, coupled field analysis such as FSI can facilitate understanding of the mechanics of stenosis progression and its early diagnosis. In this study a two-way FSI analysis is carried out using modified Navier–Stokes equations as the governing equations of blood flow for determining hemodynamic parameters. The arterial wall has been described at different linear elastic modulus and compared with hyperelastic Mooney–Rivlin model to evaluate the effect of different arterial stiffness on hemodynamics. The Mooney–Rivlin model predicts flow reduction with the severe backflow at arterial bifurcation resulting in decreased shear stress and oscillatory behavior. Furthermore, these findings may be used in understanding the advantages and disadvantages of using hyperelastic artery model in numerical simulations to better understand and predict the variable that causes cardiovascular diseases and as a diagnostic tool. In the present study, variation due to change in arterial wall properties such as linear elastic and Mooney Rivlin hyperelastic and its influence on hemodynamics are investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number395
JournalJournal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 08-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Engineering(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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