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Valves With A Single Degree of Freedom

Usually the aortic and mitral valves are incorporated in valve studies within a single degree of freedom. These relationships are based on the idea of the valve being a structure with a single degree of freedom. These relationships are based upon the Euler equations.

Equations for the aortic valve in this case:





where:

u=axial velocity

p=pressure

A=cross sectional area of valve

L=axial length of valve

(t)=single degree of freedom; when


Atrioventricular valve

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