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, M. 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
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec 1
EventProceedings AESF/EPA Conference for Environmental Excellence - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2000 Jan 172000 Jan 19

Publication series

NameProceedings of Asian Simulation Conference; System Simulation and Scientific Computing (Shanghai)
Volume2

Conference

ConferenceProceedings AESF/EPA Conference for Environmental Excellence
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period00/1/1700/1/19

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) (pp. 1054-1056). (Proceedings of Asian Simulation Conference; System Simulation and Scientific Computing (Shanghai); Vol. 2).