Initial stress and nonlinear material behavior in patient-specific AAA wall stress analysis

L. Speelman, E.M.H. Bosboom, G.W.H. Schurink, J. Buth, M. Breeuwer, M.J.H.M. Jacobs, F.N. Van De Vosse

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An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a local dilation in the abdominal aorta of more than 50% of the original diameter and occurs in about 1 of 20 men over 65 years of age [1]. The largest threat for an AAA is rupture. Aortic repair is considered when the risk of rupture exceeds the risk of the surgical procedure. Currently, clinicians use the maximum AAA diameter as rupture risk estimator. A higher sensitivity and specificity was reached by computing the maximum AAA wall stress with finite element analysis, thus incorporating the total AAA geometry [2].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference 2009, June 17-21, 2009, Lake Tahoe, California, USA
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9780791848913
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference (SBC2009) - Lake Tahoe, United States
Duration: 17 Jun 200921 Jun 2009
Conference number: 11


ConferenceASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference (SBC2009)
Abbreviated titleSBC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityLake Tahoe


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