Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 319–326 | Cite as

Boundary layer development of pulsatile blood flow in a tapered vessel

  • Cen Ren-jing
  • Qin Chan


Assuming that the tapered angle is small, the problems of developing flow under unsteady oscillatory condition are studied in this paper. The formula of velocity distribution is obtained. The analyses for the results show that the blood flow in a converging tapered vessel remains a developing flow throughout the length, and the effects of tapered angle on the developing flow are increased with the increment of the tapered angle.

Key words

tapered vessel developing flow blood flow oscillatory flow 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cen Ren-jing
    • 1
  • Qin Chan
    • 1
  1. 1.South China University of TechnologyGuangzhou

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