Published in ASME Winter Annual Meeting: Chicago, IL, December 1, 1988, pages 35-38. Copyright 1988 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Publisher website: http://store.asme.org/.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author William Durgin was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
An analytical model was developed to simulate human arterial pulse wave propagation in major arteries. It was verified with an experimental model. The models investigated the effects of the peripheral vascular bed on pressure pulse morphology. The models revealed that the capillary bed in normal humans acts as a high resistance, low reflectance, boundary condition.