Nonlinear Theory of Pulse Waves in Blood Vessels

Hideyuki Niimi, Kozaburo Hayashi, Masaaki Sato, Hajime Handa, Kouzo Moritake, Atsushi Okumura

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1516-1521
Number of pages6
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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