Mechanics of arterial delamination and crack propagation


Grant No.:

20-11186S, Standardní projekty 2020

Grant Agency:

Czech Science Foundation (GAČR)

Resolved in:

2020 - 2023

Principal investigator:

Ing. Tomáš Suchý, Ph.D.
Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the CAS


doc. Ing. Lukáš Horný, PhD.
Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
MVDr. MUDr. Tomáš Adámek
Krajská nemocnice Liberec, a.s.


1) to conduct experiments elucidating the effects of the internal structure, proteolysis, age and mechanical conditions on the delamination properties of the aorta
2)to determine changes in delamination strength along the length of the aorta
3) to determine parameters for the cohesive zone models