Mathematical Modeling and Finite Element Simulations of Atherosclerotic Arteries

    Project: Research project

    Project Details


    The main interest of the research group "Computational Biomechanics" is
    the simulation of the highly nonlinear behavior of (bio)mechanical structures
    using the Finite-Element-Method. As a strong and powerful theoretical tool
    nonlinear continuum mechanics and constitutive (material) theory is applied
    -- an essential research field of the group.

    Research projects are directed along the improvement of physical modeling
    and computer simulation of atherosclerotic arteries and the process of
    balloon angioplasty in a clinically relevant way.

    The main purpose is to study arteries with plaque deposits on their walls.
    In order to capture the high stress concentrations near lipid pools, which
    give an essential assertion of the actual rupture, numerical studies are
    performed. With the goal to predict dilation success for effective treatment
    planning the research group develops lesion-specific performances of balloon
    Effective start/end date1/01/9731/01/00