Quantitative characterization of blood rheological behavior in transient flow with a model including a structure parameter.

Transient rheological behavior of blood which involves non newtonian viscosity, elasticity and thixotropy can be modelized with a Maxwell rheological state equation which depends on a structure parameter having dimension of a shear rate. Identification of the model parameters leads to use an exponential apparent shear rate step and to use recursive filters… CONTINUE READING