Dynamics of pulsed flow in an elastic tube

Amit K. Chattopadhyay, Shreekantha Sil

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Internal haemorrhage, often leading to cardio-vascular arrest happens to be one of the prime sources of high fatality rates in mammals. We propose a simplistic model of fluid flow in our attempt to specify the location of the haemorrhagic spot, which, if located accurately, could possibly be operated leading to an instant cure. The model we employ for the purpose is basically fluid mechanical in origin and consists of a viscous fluid, pumped by a periodic force and flowing through an elastic tube. The analogy is with that of blood, pumped from the heart and flowing through an artery or vein. Our results, aided by graphical illustrations, match reasonably well with experimental observations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4619-4629
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2003

Bibliographical note

Electronic version of an article published as International Journal of Modern Physics BVol. 17, No. 26, pp. 4619-4629 (2003) https://doi.org/10.1142/S0217979203022945 © copyright World Scientific Publishing Company


  • artery
  • article
  • bleeding
  • blood flow velocity
  • elasticity
  • hydrodynamics
  • mathematical analysis
  • model
  • pulsatile flow
  • vein
  • young modulus


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