Rheological models for blood

  • Anne M. Robertson
  • Adélia Sequeira
  • Robert G. Owens
Part of the MS&A book series (MS&A, volume 1)


Rheology is the science of the deformation and flow of materials. It deals with the theoretical concepts of kinematics, conservation laws and constitutive relations, describing the interrelation between force, deformation and flow. The experimental determination of the rheological behaviour of materials is called rheometry. The object of haemorheology is the application of rheology to the study of flow properties of blood and its formed elements, and the coupling of blood and the blood vessels in living organisms. This field involves the investigation of the macroscopic behaviour of blood determined in rheometric experiments, its microscopic properties in vitro and in vivo and studies of the interactions among blood cellular components and between these components and the endothelial cells that line blood vessels.


Shear Rate Constitutive Model Simple Shear High Shear Rate Rheological Model 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia, Milano 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne M. Robertson
    • 1
  • Adélia Sequeira
    • 2
  • Robert G. Owens
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials ScienceUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Departamento de Matemática and CEMAT ISTInstituto Superior TécnicoLisboaPortugal
  3. 3.Département de Mathématiques et de StatistiqueUniversité de MontréalCanada

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