Boundary layer effects for Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) concentration problems in a multi-layer artery model are analyzed in this paper. Both a straight artery and aorta-iliac bifurcation are analyzed. Mass, momentum and species governing equations are written by means of the porous media theory and solved with the commercial finite-element based code COMSOL Multiphysics. For the straight artery, it is shown that the intramural pressure affects the concentration boundary layer, i. e. it increases with hypertension. Finally, an expression for the boundary layer of a straight artery that takes into account hypertension effects is also derived

Boundary Layer Considerations in a Multi-Layer Model for LDL Accumulation

Iasiello Marcello
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Andreozzi Assunta;Bianco Nicola;
2017

Abstract

Boundary layer effects for Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) concentration problems in a multi-layer artery model are analyzed in this paper. Both a straight artery and aorta-iliac bifurcation are analyzed. Mass, momentum and species governing equations are written by means of the porous media theory and solved with the commercial finite-element based code COMSOL Multiphysics. For the straight artery, it is shown that the intramural pressure affects the concentration boundary layer, i. e. it increases with hypertension. Finally, an expression for the boundary layer of a straight artery that takes into account hypertension effects is also derived
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