Accession Number:

ADB295267

Title:

An Elastic Tube Theory of Pulse Transmission and Oscillatory Flow in Mammalian Arteries

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1957-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

255.0

Abstract:

This work develops the concept of a thin walled elastic tube as a rough working model of an artery, and from a solution of the equations of motion of such a tube, filled with viscous liquid, a number of relationships are deduced that can be tested experimentally. The theory of pulse-wave transmission, and the relationships between pulse pressure, rate of flow, and radial expansion, are demonstrated as parts of a single logical structure. Some comparisons with experimental results are made and new experiments are proposed, as tests of the adequacy of the theory.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE