Accession Number:

AD0748999

Title:

The Fluid Mechanics of Pulsatile Flow in the Microcirculation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Theoretical studies of flow and mass transfer in the microcirculation and the extensive literature in blood rheology have not treated the pulsatility of microvascular blood flow and its interplay with rheology in the microvessels. It is the purpose of this paper to discuss some basic aspects of pulsatile fluid mechanics in the microcirculation, interaction with a non-Newtonian model for blood flow, and a preliminary network model for a composite microcirculatory bed.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE