A vast amount of experimental research has been undertaken in the past decade to investigate different aspects of preoperative and postoperative abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). Much of this research has been based on the use of mock arteries in an in vitro flow loop to mimic the behaviour of the abdominal aorta in vivo [1]. These models should be reproducible, have consistent material properties, consistent thickness and be physiological in behaviour.

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