Accession Number : AD0715981

Title :   Technical Evaluation Report on AGARD Specialists' Meeting on Blood Circulation and Respiratory Flow.

Descriptive Note : Advisory rept.,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Gross,J. F. ; Gersten,K.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The field of fluid mechanics in medicine and biology is, by definition, interdisciplinary and interfaces directly with medicine, physiology, biology, and biochemistry. It may be considered one part of the general area of bioengineering. Probably the most significant feature to the engineer studying biofluid-dynamics for the first time is the stunning complexity of living systems vis-a-vis the comparatively simple construction of inorganic problems. Biomedical fluid mechanics ranges from problems of pure theoretical fluid mechanics such as two-phase Stokes flow in capillaries to empirical problems such as the design of artificial kidney machines. In principle, it deals with the behavior of all fluids in living systems and offers completely new and often very complex problems to the fluid mechanician. Thirty-six papers from seven countries were selected and ordered into sessions on: Microcirculation and the fluid dynamics of cardiac assist devices; Effects of vibration and acceleration; Blood flow in large vessels; Fluid dynamics related to respiration; Transport phenomena and techniques of flow measurement; Summaries of these topics are presented.

Descriptors :   (*FLUID MECHANICS, BIOLOGY), (*BLOOD CIRCULATION, FLUID MECHANICS), (*RESPIRATION, FLUID MECHANICS), FLUID FLOW, FLUID DYNAMICS, BIOPHYSICS, OXYGEN, DIFFUSION, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, BLOOD, HEMOGLOBIN, MECHANICAL ORGANS, HEART, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, CEREBROVASCULAR SYSTEM, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE