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From: Micromechanical and Ultrastructural Properties of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

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© 1999 Nikolaos Kontopodis, Konstantinos Tzirakis, Emmanouil Tavlas, Stella Lioudaki and Christos Ioannou. Originally published in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm—From Basic Research to Clinical Practice under CC BY-NC 4.0 license. Available from:

Von Mises stress distribution in two AAA’s. The top images demonstrate a AAA with a focal area of high stress in the posterior wall. The bottom images demonstrate a AAA with a more uniform wall stress distribution.

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