Acta Mechanica

, Volume 59, Issue 1, pp 47–58

Impulse propagation in liquid filled distensible tubes: Theory and experiment for intermediate to long wavelengths

  • T. B. Moodie
  • D. W. Barclay
  • S. E. Greenwald

DOI: 10.1007/BF01177059

Cite this article as:
Moodie, T.B., Barclay, D.W. & Greenwald, S.E. Acta Mechanica (1986) 59: 47. doi:10.1007/BF01177059


A theory of wave propagation in liquid filled distensible tubes, which extends the region of validity of the linear long wavelength theory commonly employed in haemodynamics, is presented and tested against experiments on water filled latex tubes. The theory which is linear and involves but a single free parameter provides excellent agreement with the impulse experiments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. B. Moodie
    • 1
  • D. W. Barclay
    • 2
  • S. E. Greenwald
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada
  3. 3.Department of Morbid AnatomyThe London HospitalLondonEngland