Elastic Properties of Arteries and Their Influence on the Cardiovascular System

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A. Tözeren

National Institutes of Health, Division of Research Services, Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation Branch, Bethesda, Md. 20205

J Biomech Eng 106(2), 182-185 (May 01, 1984) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3138479 History: Received July 27, 1982; Revised November 04, 1983; Online June 15, 2009


Pressure-volume relations of aorta and arteries are considered using a fiber-fluid continuum analysis. A Windkessel model is revised to investigate the effects of the exponential pressure-volume relation of the present study on the cardiovascular system. It is shown that the elastic properties of the fibers in large blood vessels play an important role in the circulation of blood in health and in disease.

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