Hi all. Picture a series of strings around a circle, oscillating with fixed ends. Now picture a these strings as being in a pseudo-cylinder. Akin to a "breathing" tube, expanding and contracting in on itself. I'm trying to identify just how that'd work for an idea that I have about an IPMC configuration. The mechanical response-- as I see it is similar to a standard transverse wave. What bothers me is the compression that would occur with each "inward" bound oscillation. I.e., the trough of a y(x,t) = A cos(kx-omega*t) wave. I am interested in mathematically modeling it in Matlab, but am not a programmer. So, my question here today is: Can I do a basic cylindrical treatment of this transverse wave equation? If this is not enough information to start the discussion, please advise and I'll give more. Thank you.