The effect of blood viscoelasticity on pulsatile flow in stationary and axially moving tubes.

@article{Sharp1996TheEO,
  title={The effect of blood viscoelasticity on pulsatile flow in stationary and axially moving tubes.},
  author={M. K. Sharp and George B Thurston and James E. Moore},
  journal={Biorheology},
  year={1996},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={185-208}
}
An analytical solution for pulsatile flow of a generalized Maxwell fluid in straight rigid tubes, with and without axial vessel motion, has been used to calculate the effect of blood viscoelasticity on velocity profiles and shear stress in flows representative of those in the large arteries. Measured bulk flow rate Q waveforms were used as starting points in the calculations for the aorta and femoral arteries, from which axial pressure gradient delta P waves were derived that would reproduce… CONTINUE READING