Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

54, 1, pp. 229-238, Warsaw 2016
DOI: 10.15632/jtam-pl.54.1.229

Delamination properties of the human thoracic arterial wall with early stage of atherosclerosis lesions

Marta Kozuń
The aim of this work is to determine mechanical properties of interfaces between layers of the human thoracic aortic wall with early stages of atherosclerosis lesions. Circumferential (n = 48) and axial (n = 15) specimens have been prepared and the mechanical properties of the interfaces between the layers have been determined on the basis of the peeling test. The results show that the mechanical and dissection properties of the interfaces between the layers depend on the direction of the tests. The results confirm that the early stage of atherosclerosis does not affect the mechanical parameters of the layer interfaces and does not affect resistance of the vessel wall to delamination.
Keywords: peeling test, human arterial wall, thoracic artery, mechanical properties, atherosclerosis