Pulse Wave Velocity and the Moens—Korteweg Equation


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Pulse Wave Velocity and the Moens—Korteweg Equation
Pulse Wave Velocity and the Moens—Korteweg EquationSome years before Otto Frank's attack on the Windkessel problem, the relation between wave velocity and elasticity in a tube of fluid was established theoretically by Korteweg in 1878. Dutch mathematician Diederik Korteweg studied at the Polytechnical School at Delft. He attended the University of Amsterdam, receiving a doctorate in 1878. He remained at Amsterdam and became professor there in 1881 until he retired in 1918. For larger arteries the Moens—Korteweg equation relates the material properties of the vessel wall to the speed of wave propagation. The simplified version of the equation ignores the modulus of fluid elasticity because it is four or…
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Pulse Wave Velocity and the Moens—Korteweg Equation, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export