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

Report Number: WADC TR 56-614
Author: Womersley, John R.
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Aeronautical Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1957-01
Pages: 254
Contract: No Contract Number in Foreword
Project: 7060
AD Number: ADB295267
Original AD Number: AD150242

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 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.


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