The present work concerns the effects of the hematocrit and the permeability of the wall on blood flow characteristics due to the presence of a bell shaped stenosis in an artery. In this analysis, the flowing blood is represented by a macroscopic two-phase model, as a suspension of erythrocytes in plasma. The analytical expressions for the flow characteristics, namely, the flow resistance (impedance), the wall shear stress distribution in the stenotic region and the shearing stress at the stenosis throat have been derived. Results for the effects of permeability as well as of hematocrit on these flow characteristics are shown graphically and discussed briefly.
Srivastava, V. P.; Tandon, Mala; and Srivastav, Rupesh K.
A Macroscopic Two-Phase Blood Flow through a Bell Shaped Stenosis in an Artery with Permeable Wall,
Applications and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal (AAM), Vol. 7,
1, Article 3.
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