Investigation on the mechanical properties of contracted collagen gels for the leaflets of valve prosthesis

Z. Feng, M. Yamato, T. Akutsu, T. Nakamura, T. Okano, Mitsuo Umezu

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    Abstract

    The mechanical properties of contracted collagen gels were investigated thoroughly by means of uniaxial tensile test. As such, the human fibroblasts significantly contracted collagen gels and achieved to certain mechanical strength, which makes it possible to be a scaffold for tissue engineering. However, for the purpose of artificial valves, the mechanical strength must be further reinforced by several folds. In the meanwhile, the rheological phenomena should be taken into account.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Asian Simulation Conference; System Simulation and Scientific Computing (Shanghai)
    EditorsC. Zongij, F. Minrui, H. Guosen, P. Xiaoyuan, X. Guangleng
    Pages1054-1056
    Number of pages3
    Volume2
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    EventProceedings AESF/EPA Conference for Environmental Excellence - Orlando, FL
    Duration: 2000 Jan 172000 Jan 19

    Other

    OtherProceedings AESF/EPA Conference for Environmental Excellence
    CityOrlando, FL
    Period00/1/1700/1/19

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Modelling and Simulation

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    Feng, Z., Yamato, M., Akutsu, T., Nakamura, T., Okano, T., & Umezu, M. (2002). Investigation on the mechanical properties of contracted collagen gels for the leaflets of valve prosthesis. In C. Zongij, F. Minrui, H. Guosen, P. Xiaoyuan, & X. Guangleng (Eds.), Proceedings of Asian Simulation Conference; System Simulation and Scientific Computing (Shanghai) (Vol. 2, pp. 1054-1056)