Modelling stenosis development in the carotid artery at the early stages of stenosis development

James Buick, Katerina Stamou

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A numerical model is used to simulate the development of a stenosis in the carotid artery where the stenosis forms in regions of stagnant flow. The blood flow properties are computed here using the Lattice Boltzmann Method. The stenosed geometry is presented and found to be consistent with stenosed artery profiles from the literature. Flow fields are also presented which indicate that the flow in the stenosed artery is also consistent with observations form the literature.



  • Atherosclerosis
  • lattice Boltzmann method
  • Arterial stenosis
  • Arterial wall motion
  • stagnation

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