Sheet Flow Design in the Vasculature of Gas Exchangers

  title={Sheet Flow Design in the Vasculature of Gas Exchangers},
  author={John N Maina},
  • John N Maina
  • Published 2002
  • Materials Science
  • The geometric arrangement and organization of the blood capillary systems of the gas exchangers is remarkably different from those that appertain to the systemic circulation. Whereas, for example, the blood capillaries in the muscle tissue occur as long, loosely connected structures (e.g. Mathieu-Costello et al. 1992), the pulmonary blood capillaries form an extremely dense network. Rather than passing through a system of long tubes, the pattern of flow of blood in a classic capillary system… CONTINUE READING

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