Calculations of pulsatile flow across bifurcations in distensible tubes.

@article{Hunt1969CalculationsOP,
  title={Calculations of pulsatile flow across bifurcations in distensible tubes.},
  author={Walter A. Hunt},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={1969},
  volume={9 8},
  pages={993-1005}
}
A simple method is given for extending across junctions the numerical methods previously used to study fluid flow in nonuniform, nonbranching, distensible tubes. Calculations with this method suggest that the ratio of downstream to upstream cross-sectional areas and the pressure wave velocity ratio in mammals are optimal for energy transfer across the junction.