The effect of weak inertia in rotating high-aspect-ratio vessel bioreactors

@article{Dalwadi2017TheEO,
  title={The effect of weak inertia in rotating high-aspect-ratio vessel bioreactors},
  author={Mohit P. Dalwadi and Stephen Jonathan Chapman and James M. Oliver and Sarah L. Waters},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  year={2017},
  volume={835},
  pages={674 - 720}
}
One method to grow artificial body tissue is to place a porous scaffold seeded with cells, known as a tissue construct, into a rotating bioreactor filled with a nutrient-rich fluid. The flow within the bioreactor is affected by the movement of the construct relative to the bioreactor which, in turn, is affected by the hydrodynamical and gravitational forces the construct experiences. The construct motion is thus coupled to the flow within the bioreactor. Over the time scale of a few hours, the… 
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