Computational Mechanical Model Studies in the Cardiovascular System

  • Takami Yamaguchi


Historically, computational methods are the third avenue of the sciences, but this approach is now one of the most important, paralleling experimental and theoretical approaches. It has already been adopted in many fields of engineering and is regarded as a sine qua non tool for industrial design and manufacturing. Although its application in the fields of medicine and biology has so far been limited, the use of computational methods can be extended to wide areas of medical practice. In addition, the explosion of Internet technology will undoubtedly enhance and accelerate the development of biological and medical applications of computational mechanics. This article discusses a broad spectrum of computational approaches that can widen the horizon of computational biomechanics, and focuses on recent realistic models and simulations in the field of cardiovascular medicine.


Acute Coronary Syndrome Computational Fluid Dynamic Wall Shear Stress Computational Mechanic Shear Stress Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takami Yamaguchi
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Systems EngineeringNagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoyaJapan

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