CRC 656 PM09 - Modeling of blood flow for a arteriosclerosis model (SFB 656 PM09)

Basic data for this project

Type of project: Subproject in DFG-joint project hosted at University of Münster
Duration: 01/10/2010 - 30/09/2011 | 1st Funding period


The development of arteriosclerotic plaque particularly depends – apart from risk factors, damage of the endothelial tissue, and inflammation – on the blood flow and resulting local shear stresses. The molecular and inflammation component of arteriosclerosis is studied in the SFB 656 through new developments of tracers and methods. For an integrative understanding of the pathophysiology, project PM 9 investigates in visualization and analysis of the flow component. The goal of the project is the development of a simulation tool that allows modeling and simulation of blood flow in vascular structures. The main focus thereby lies on the simulation of blood flow to analyze the flow – plaque development relation for a arteriosclerosis model.

Keywords: atherosklerotischer Plaques