Relevance of Blood Vessel Networks in Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury
作者: Yi HuaShengmao LinLinxia GuLibo Cao
作者单位: 1Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0656, USA
2Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, Lincoln, NE 68588-0656, USA
刊名: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2015, Vol.2015
来源数据库: Hindawi Journal
DOI: 10.1155/2015/928236
原始语种摘要: Cerebral vasculature is a complex network that circulates blood through the brain. However, the role of this networking effect in brain dynamics has seldom been inspected. This work is to study the effects of blood vessel networks on dynamic responses of the brain under blast loading. Voronoi tessellations were implemented to represent the network of blood vessels in the brain. The brain dynamics in terms of maximum principal strain (MPS), shear strain (SS), and intracranial pressure (ICP) were monitored and compared. Results show that blood vessel networks significantly affected brain responses. The increased MPS and SS were observed within the brain embedded with vessel networks, which did not exist in the case without blood vessel networks. It is interesting to observe that the...
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  • brain 
  • Blood 
  • network 网络
  • embedded 嵌入
  • observe 遵守
  • dynamics 动力学
  • blood 血液
  • complex 超群
  • affected 受了影响的
  • vessel 容器