Introduction


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Introduction
IntroductionWe now turn our attention to the creation of mathematical models that can be used to simulate the flow of blood in the circulatory system. A good place to start is with the study of flow in large blood vessels. This flow is pulsatile in nature so our concern is the relationship between the periodically varying pressure gradient driving the flow and the instantaneous blood velocity and flow rate. An understanding of the mathematical description of pulsatile flow will then lead to better experimental procedures as laid out in Chapter 8. This understanding is also the starting point for the more in-depth models of the circulatory system described in
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Introduction, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export