Slow blood flow in narrow tubes; effects of aggregation asymmetry and sedimentation

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Abstract

When blood flows slowly in narrow tubes, low shear stresses permit formation of red cell aggregates. Aggregation can strongly influence flow characteristics such as velocity and concentration profiles, resistance to flow, and relative velocities of red blood cells and plasma. Red cells are denser than plasma, and effects of gravitational sedimentation of red-cell aggregates can be significant at low flow rates. This paper presents a review of several theoretical models for these phenomena.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Bioengineering
EditorsJohn M. Tarbell
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages381-384
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0791810313
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Nov 28 1993Dec 3 1993

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Volume26

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period11/28/9312/3/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Secomb, T. W., & El-Kareh, A. W. (1993). Slow blood flow in narrow tubes; effects of aggregation asymmetry and sedimentation. In J. M. Tarbell (Ed.), Advances in Bioengineering (pp. 381-384). (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED; Vol. 26). Publ by ASME.