Pulse Wave Velocity and the Moens Korteweg Equation

Some years before Otto Frank's attack on the Windkessel problem, the relation between wave velocity and elasticity in a tube of fluid was established theoretically by Korteweg in 1878. Dutch mathematician Diederik Korteweg studied at the Polytechnical School at Delft. He attended the University of Amsterdam, receiving a doctorate in 1878. He remained at Amsterdam and became professor there in 1881 until he retired in 1918. For larger arteries the Moens-Korteweg equation relates the material...