Heil, M. & Jensen, O.E. (2003) Flows in deformable tubes and channels -- Theoretical models and biological applications

Chapter 2 of: Flow in Collapsible Tubes and Past Other Highly Compliant Boundaries,
Editors: P.W. Carpenter & T.J. Pedley.
Kluwer, Dordrecht, Netherlands.

This chapter gives an overview of the main physiological applications of collapsible tube flows and reviews the major theoretical and computational developments of the past twenty-five years, ranging from lumped-parameter models to three-dimensional Navier--Stokes simulations. We also discuss some of the significant questions that, despite substantial progress, still remain open.

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