Figure 4 : The variation of PCS for viscoelastic fibrous cap for a typical plaque.

When t=0.2s the PCS is maximum (cycle 1) which is considered numerical artifact. The actual PCS is considered when the peak stresses are settled (after cycle 4).

Mohammadi et al.Cardiovascular System  2015 3:3DOI : 10.7243/2052-4358-3-3