Evolution equations for nonlinear waves in a tapered elastic tube filled with a viscous fluid

Bakirtas I. , Antar N.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE, cilt.41, sa.11, ss.1163-1176, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 41 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0020-7225(03)00005-3
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1163-1176


In this work, employing the reductive perturbation method and treating the arteries as a tapered, thin walled, long and circularly conical prestressed elastic tube, the propagation of weakly nonlinear waves is investigated in such a fluid-filled elastic tube. By considering the blood as an incompressible viscous fluid, depending on the viscosity and perturbation parameters we obtained various evolution equations as the extended Korteweg-de Vries (KdV), extended KdV Burgers and extended perturbed KdV equations. Progressive wave solutions to these evolution equations are obtained and it is observed that the wave speeds increase with the distance for negative tapering while they decrease for positive tapering. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.