Fu, Y, Rogerson, GA and Zhang, YT (2012) Initiation of aneurysms as a mechanical bifurcation phenomenon. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 47 (2). 179 - 184 (6). ISSN 0020-7462

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Recent studies on localized bulging in inflated membrane tubes have shown that the initiation pressure for the onset of localization is determined through a bifurcation condition. This kind of localization has also been shown to be much more sensitive to geometrical and material imperfections than classical sub-critical bifurcation into periodic patterns. We use these results to show that the initial formation of aneurysms in human arteries may also be modeled as a bifurcation phenomenon. This bifurcation interpretation could provide a theoretical framework under which different mechanisms leading to, or reducing the risk of, aneurysm formation can be assessed in a systematic manner. In particular, this could potentially help in assessing the integrity of aneurysm repairs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aneurysms, Membrane tubes, Localization, Bifurcation, Stability
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Computing and Mathematics
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 15:47
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 10:45
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/77

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