Mechanical Models of Artery Walls Chapter 3: History of Artery Wall Modelling

Piotr Kalita, Robert Schaefer

Number of words 860
Computer science content low
Math content low
Business content none
English language complexity high

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Learning objectives


one of the tubes that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body
(air kettle), one of the models presented in the article
ordinary differential equation - a relation that contains functions of only one independent variable, and one or more of its derivatives with respect to that variable
Partial Differential Equations
consisting of various parts that are different from each other


This is the third chapter of an article on mechanical models of artery walls, presenting a short review of artery wall modeling history. It starts with the derivation of the word artery. Next, the authors present models of blood circulation, describing their characteristics and their advantages and disadvantages.

Jest to trzeci rozdział pracy poświęconej mechanicznemu modelowaniu ścianek tętnic, w którym autorzy skoncentrowali się na krótkim przedstawieniu historii tego zagadnienia. Ta część rozpoczyna się od wyprowadzenia znaczenia słowa artery (tętnica), a następnie zaprezentowane zostają kolejne modele układu krwionośnego wraz z ich opisami.

Pre-reading questions

  1. Draw a simple model of the cardiovascular system and name its main parts (arteries, veins, heart etc.).
  2. Think about a model of the system as a tree with the heart as its root.