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|Title:||Pressure/flow relationships in collapsible tubes: effects of upstream pressure fluctuations|
|Authors:||Low, H.T. |
|Citation:||Low, H.T.,Chew, Y.T. (1991-03). Pressure/flow relationships in collapsible tubes: effects of upstream pressure fluctuations. Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 29 (2) : 217-221. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||An experimental investigation has been made on the pressure/flow behaviour of a collapsible tube. Of particular interest are the effects of upstream pressure fluctuations on the mean pressure/flow relationships. These mean pressure/flow relationships were found to exhibit features generally similar to the steady-flow situation, including flow limitation where the flow rate becomes independent of the driving pressure during the tube-collapsed phase. However, the tube collapsed under a higher downstream pressure and the maximum flow rate was reduced, when either the frequency or amplitude of the upstream pressure fluctuations was increased.|
|Source Title:||Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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