The theory of nonlinear pulse waves due to nonlinearity of vascular walls is established. The blood is supposed to behave as an incompressible and homogeneous fluid obeying the Navier-Stokes equation, while the blood vessel is assumed to be a long axisymmetric tube whose mechanical properties are prescribed experimentally. The problem of the modulation of pressure waves is investigated.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)