Modeling Example 2


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Modeling Example 2
Modeling Example 2 We would like to study the flow through a 5-mm-diameter venous valve carrying blood at a flow rate of 120 mL/min. We will use water instead of blood, which is more difficult to obtain and more difficult to work with. Take the viscosity of blood to be 0.004 Ns/m2 and the viscosity of water to be 0.001 Ns/m2. Complete geometric similarity exists between the model and prototype. Assume a model inlet of 5 cm in diameter. Determine the required flow velocity in the model that would be required for Reynolds number similarity. Begin by calculating the given mean velocity in the prototype. The mean velocity in the prototype can be calculated from the flow rate in the prototype…
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Modeling Example 2, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export