Travelling Waves In A Prestressed Elastic Tube Filled With A Fluid Of Variable Viscosity

  • Hilmi Demiray*Email author
  • Tay Kim Gaik
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 126)

In this work, treating the artery as a prestressed thin elastic tube with variable radius and the blood as an incompressible Newtonian fluid with variable viscosity, the propagation of nonlinear waves in such a composite medium is studied, in the long wave approximation, through the use of the reductive perturbation method and the Forced Korteweg-de Vries-Burgers (FKdVB) equation with variable coefficients is obtained as the evolution equation. A progressive wave type of solution is presented for this evolution equation and the result is discussed.


prestressed elastic tube fluid of variable viscosity FKdVB equation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsIşk UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Science Study CenterUniversiti Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn MalaysiaJohorMalaysia

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