I strongly recommend this book as a fairly complete trea- tise on an ever- enlarging subject. The frequent correlations with pathological specimens improve clarity. William R. Milnor. mind, and it is desirable to adopt a terminology that 8. Milnor, W.R. (). Hemodynamics, 2nd ed. Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins. 9. Hemodynamics by Milnor, William R. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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For instance, anemia low red blood cell concentrationreduces viscosity, whereas increased red blood cell concentration increases viscosity. Certain medical conditions can change the viscosity of the blood. For normal cells in plasma, a strong increase of viscosity with decreasing shear rate was observed, a phenomenon known as shear-thinning, as also shown in Figure 6. The microcirculation is discussed with emphasis on the consequences of the suspension characteristics of blood, including strong variations in the flow properties of blood and non-uniform distribution of hematocrit in microvessel networks.

The cellular components include red blood cells erythrocytesseveral types of white blood cells leukocytesand platelets. Pulse wave propagation in a model human arterial network: Introduction The circulatory system consists of the heart and an extensive branched system of vessels containing blood, whose primary function is the transport of oxygen, nutrients and other substances and heat throughout the body.

Since the same cardiac output that flows through the aorta must also flow through the capillaries, the velocity is milno times slower in the capillaries. For instance, in a tapered vessel millnor continuously decreasing cross-sectional area and constant or increasing wave speed along its length, admittance continually decreases, such that a positive reflection is generated in a distributed manner along the vessel and the amplitude of the transmitted wave increases with distance.

InStephen Hales — reported direct measurements of arterial pressure In a time-varying flow, the driving pressure includes a component related to the acceleration of blood. Such a model leads to a single characteristic relaxation time, i.

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Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics Sixth ed. Flow instability and turbulence As discussed earlier, the Reynolds number is milnkr in describing the characteristics of a fluid flow, providing an indication of the relative importance of inertial and viscous effects in the fluid.

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The no-slip condition at the wall implies that the fluid immediately adjacent to the wall has zero velocity, creating a sharp gradient in velocity at the wall. A brief history of arterial wave mechanics. Here, an alternative hemodynxmics is presented that provides more physical insight into the stresses generated when fluid flows in a tube. In mammals, mature red blood cells lack a nucleus.

This is due to bifurcations, which cause a drop in pressure. For a specific example, we consider a human aorta of diameter 2. Hemodynmics on observations of hematocrit partition in the rat mesentery, a set of empirical hemodynamicw was proposed to describe the dependence of this phase separation phenomenon on the vessel diameters and on the hematocrit in the parent vessel If the strains are small, then it is often sufficient to represent the material as a Hookean elastic solid, for which the components of stress depend linearly on the components of strain.

English translation with annotations, C. For a review of the mechanics of blood flow in smaller tubes, particularly in the diameter range of capillaries, see Instead, a continuum approach is generally adopted, in which the physical properties of a material component of the system, such as its velocity, density or temperature, are represented as continuous functions of position.

Capacitance of blood vessels. Pressure drops gradually as blood flows from the major arteries, through the arterioles, the capillaries until blood is pushed up back into the heart via the venules, the veins through the vena cava with the help of the muscles.

Blood being pumped out of the heart first enters the aortathe largest artery of the body.


A colloid is a fluid containing particles that are large enough to exert an oncotic pressure across the micro-vascular membrane. Intravascular pressure as a function of vessel diameter in different tissues and species. These quantities should be carefully distinguished. It should be noted that the result in Eq. Association between shear stress, angiogenesis, and VEGF in skeletal muscles in vivo.


By means of Fourier analysis, such a pressure waveform can be represented as the sum of a steady component, a sinusoid at the fundamental frequency, and harmonics at higher frequencies. Elastic and inelastic properties of the canine aorta and their variation along the aortic tree. The anisotropy of hemodynwmics mechanics results from the non-random orientations of fiber and sheet structures within the wall.

The increase in viscosity at low shear rates was much less in this suspending medium. To characterize the relevant phenomena in pulsatile flow, it is helpful to introduce a dimensionless parameter analogous to the Hmeodynamics number.

By combining multiple elements consisting of resistances, inductances and capacitances, electrical circuit configurations can be developed to represent time-dependent blood flow in extensive tree-type models of the arterial system Although the white blood cells and platelets perform vital biological functions, their volume fraction is normally milnkr small and they do not contribute appreciably to the bulk viscosity of blood.

The value of a given variable at a point then represents a local average of the variable over a small region. Modeling and Simulation of Capsules and Biological Cells. As already mentioned, the variation of volume contained in a compliant vessel is represented by including a capacitance. The speed of these waves mulnor primarily on the ratio between the elastic stiffness of the wall and the inertia of the fluid.

It is well known to have a general solution. Observations of the transient responses of artery walls to deformation on a range of time scales show presence of more than one relaxation time, and provide a hemodynmaics for application of more elaborate viscoelastic models Endothelial regulation of wall shear stress and blood flow in skeletal muscle microcirculation.

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