Coupled vibration of arterial tubes is analyzed with the wave propagation approach and first-order shear deformation theory. Both the interior and exterior fluids are considered as compressible so that acoustic waves can be generated and propagated in the fluids. Results obtained using the theory have been evaluated against those available in the literature and the agreement has been found to be good. The theory can be used for future research on the vibration and acoustics of arterial walls. Vibration experiments were carried out on a silicone rubber tube in a water tank with a novel ultrasound stimulated optical vibrometry system. This system uses the radiation force of ultrasound to vibrate the tube at low frequency and records the resulting response by a laser vibrometer. Both the excitation and measurement are remote and noncontact. The silicone rubber tube was chosen because it has mechanical properties close to those of arteries. The fundamental frequency is well excited by the radiation force and measured with the laser. The measured fundamental frequency is in good agreement with the present theory.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics