Structure and mechanical properties of the human aortic valve

V. A. Kas'yanov, B. A. Purinya, V. P. Ose

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1. The individual elements of the aortic valve have significantly different architectures. 2. The differences in the mechanical properties of the aortic valve elements are the result of features of the orientation of the collagen and elastic fibers, their interrelationship and quantitative ratio. There is an interrelationship between the collagen and elastic fiber bundles. 3. The arrangement and orientation of the fibrous structures and their packing in the elements of the aortic valve are functions of the load acting on the element. Thus, the architectural features of the individual elements, which provide for the required functioning of the valve, should be the basis for the development of new types of artificial aortic valves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-647
Number of pages11
JournalMechanics of Composite Materials
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1985
Externally publishedYes

Field of Science*

  • 2.5 Materials engineering
  • 2.6 Medical engineering

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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