The bulletin of mathematical biophysics

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 311–318 | Cite as

Pulse velocities in an orthotropic elastic tube

  • I. Mirsky


Moens-Korteweg relations are developed for the velocity of wave propagation through an orthotropic elastic tube based on the three dimensional equations of elasticity. Numerical examples are presented for the femoral artery of a dog and several other orthotropic materials. These results are compared with those obtained from the equations of motion for an orthotropic elastic medium.


Pulse Wave Velocity Stress Equation Radial Displacement Pulse Velocity Orthotropic Material 
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© N. Rashevsky 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Mirsky
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  1. 1.Hughes Aircraft CompanyCulver City

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