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2018 ◊ Volume 1 (91) ◊ Issue 1 p. 7-32

V. A. Voskoboinick*, A. A. Voskoboinick*, A. V. Voskoboinick*, F. Lucherini**, A. Redaelli**, L. N. Tereshchenko*, B. Fiore**

* Institute of Hydromechanics of NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
** Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy

Jet flow and hydrodynamic noise of the open mechanical bileaflet heart valve

Gidrodin. akust. 2018, 1(1):07-32




The paper presents the results of experimental study of a hydrodynamic noise generated by jet flow through a mechanical bileaflet prosthetic mitral valve produced by the Italian company Sorin Group. A physical modeling is carried out in vitro on the model of the left atrium chamber and left ventricle chamber. It is found that the highest intensities of the hydrodynamic noise and its spectral components are observed in the vicinity of the central jet of the bileaflet mitral valve. The small-scale vortex structures separating from its leaflets and generating pressure fluctuations in frequency range of (20...70) Hz are shown to degenerate starting from 2.5d distance downstream. With increasing water rate, the increase of spectral levels of pressure fluctuations in frequency range of (60...80) Hz is observed in the near wake of the mitral valve.


jet flow, hydrodynamic noise, mitral valve, pressure fluctuations, spectral power density


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