Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 173–180 | Cite as

Fluid mechanics of microvascular vasomotion and the effects of blood viscoelasticity

  • Guo Zhong-san
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Abstract

This paper deals with blood flow caused by microvascular vasomotion with the focus on the effects of blood viscoelasticity on the pressure rise and wall resistance. It is shown that microvascular vasomotion plays a role of the “second heart” of the body which is of importance in conveying, blood, and that the effects of blood viscoelasticity greatly depend on the Weissenberg number and mean flow rate.

Key words

vasomotion microcirculation hemorheology viscoelasticity Weissenberg number 

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© Shanghai University of Technology (SUT) 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guo Zhong-san
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chengdu BranchAcademia SinicaChengdu

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