A review of theoretical blood flow models

Blood is an incompressible and viscoelastic fluid with Non-Newtonian behavior. A mathematical model should include these features and also must have a compromise between the results accuracy and computational resources need to obtain them. This paper presents a summary of Non-Newtonian models freque...

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Main Authors: Ortiz-León, Gabriela, Araya-Luna, Daniel, Vílchez-Monge, Marta
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Editorial Tecnológica de Costa Rica 2014
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Online Access: http://revistas.tec.ac.cr/index.php/tec_marcha/article/view/1697
http://hdl.handle.net/2238/4265
Summary: Blood is an incompressible and viscoelastic fluid with Non-Newtonian behavior. A mathematical model should include these features and also must have a compromise between the results accuracy and computational resources need to obtain them. This paper presents a summary of Non-Newtonian models frequently used to describe blood flow, an assessment of diferent bloods models chosen in the literature, a summary of parameters used in blood description and some results obteined from a comparison of blood behavior in an artery.