Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Hyper-Gravity and Multiple Reflections in Wave Propagation in the Aorta

[+] Author Affiliations
J. M. B. Kroot, C. G. Giannopapa

Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Paper No. PVP2010-26151, pp. 117-124; 8 pages
  • ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels and Piping Division/K-PVP Conference
  • ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference: Volume 4
  • Bellevue, Washington, USA, July 18–22, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4923-1 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3878-5
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


Hypergravity and gravity changes encountered in e.g. airplanes, rollercoasters and spaceflight can result in headaches or loss of consciousness due to decreased cerebral blood flow. This paper describes the effect of hypergravity and gravity changes on the pressure in the aorta and the distension of its wall. The model presented consists of a pressure part caused by gravity and a part representing pressure waves propagating through the vessel. The total pressure is described by a one-dimensional formulation in the frequency domain. To accommodate for geometrical and material variations, the vessel is modeled as a series of sections in which multiple reflections can occur. Results are presented for constant and varying gravity in straight and tapered flexible vessels.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In