Rational structure of blood vessels

  • A. E. Medvedev
  • V. I. Samsonov
  • V. M. Fomin


The issue of the optimal (from the viewpoint of strength) structure of blood vessels of a living organism is considered. It is shown that the angle of packing of muscular fibers in vessels is optimal in terms of strength of arteries.

Key words

blood vessels reinforced vessels shell composite viscosity-elasticity deformation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. Medvedev
    • 1
  • V. I. Samsonov
    • 1
  • V. M. Fomin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Siberian DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirsk

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