Abstract

The purpose of our work is to estimate arterial stiffness based on the virtual fields method and using pressure gradients and arterial wall motion. Currently, the gold standard to estimate arterial stiffness relies primarily on the pulse wave velocity, which provides a relation between arterial stiffness and the velocity of the pressure wave propagating through the arterial wall. The pulse wave velocity method has been improved over the years, but still depends on specific assumptions regarding, for example, blood pressure, arterial geometry, and linear material response. The proposed method directly links arterial wall displacements and pressure gradients to arterial stiffness and paves the way to computing arterial stiffness with higher accuracy.

Thesis Completion

2020

Semester

Summer

Thesis Chair

Perotti, Luigi E.

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Program

Mechanical Engineering

Language

English

Access Status

Campus Access

Length of Campus-only Access

5 years

Release Date

8-1-2025

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