The Fluid Mechanics of Large Blood Vessels

The Fluid Mechanics of Large Blood Vessels

Author(s): T. J. Pedley
Publication Date: 06-11-2008

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The analysis of the circulation of the blood is one of the most important areas of fluid mechanics research, with far-reaching medical and physiological implications.

 

Contents

1. Physiological introduction; 2. Propagation of the pressure pulse; 3. Flow patterns and wall shear stress in arteries I Straight tubes; 4. Flow patterns and wall shear stress in arteries II. Curved tubes; 5. Flow patterns and wall shear stress in arteries III. Branched tubes and flow instability; 6. Flow in collapsible tubes.


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