Acta Mechanica

, Volume 42, Issue 1–2, pp 123–134 | Cite as

Wave propagation in a thin walled fluid filled viscoelastic tube

  • T. B. Moodie
  • J. B. Haddow
  • R. J. Tait
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The dynamic response of a thin walled, fluid filled, viscoelastic tube, subjected to the sudden release of a uniformly distributed circumferential line loading, is analyzed. It is assumed that the fluid is incompressible and inviscid and that the behavior of the tube material is represented by the standard viscoelastic model. A simple approximate shell theory, for tethered tubes, is employed. Results, for parameters appropriate to biological applications, are obtained by numerical inversion of Fourier transforms.


Fourier Dynamical System Fourier Transform Fluid Dynamics Wave Propagation 
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© Springer-Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. B. Moodie
    • 1
  • J. B. Haddow
    • 2
  • R. J. Tait
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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