## Modeling of the wave transmission properties of large arteries using nonlinear elastic tubes

We propose a new, simple way of constructing elastic tubes which can be used to model the nonlinear elastic properties of large arteries. The tube models are constructed from a silicon elastomer (Sylgard 184, Dow Corning), which exhibits a nonlinear behavior with increased stiffness at high strains. Tests conducted on different tube models showed that, with the proper choice of geometric parameters, the elastic properties, in terms of area-pressure relation and compliance, can be similar to that of real arteries.

Published in:
Journal of biomechanics, 27, 11, 1379-1381
Year:
1994
Publisher:
Elsevier
ISSN:
0021-9290
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