Accession Number : AD0749049

Title :   Hydrodynamics of the Human Circulatory System: A Review.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Humphreys,Thomas Blake

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : The results of a literature survey of blood flow are used to determine the extent to which the principles of hydrodynamics are being employed in the study of the human circulatory system. Blood flow is characterized by such parameters are Reynold's number, vessel diameter and geometry, and transport mechanism with a view toward understanding the rheological behavior of blood in various flow regimes. This study provides an engineering explanation of the hydrodynamic origin of such physiological disorders as arteriosclerosis, atheroma, and thromboembolism. Moreover, it provides an appreciation for the engineering aspects in the design of cardiac assist and cardiac replacement devices. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BLOOD CIRCULATION, HYDRODYNAMICS), RHEOLOGY, FLUID MECHANICS, FLUID FLOW, BLOOD, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, BLOOD VESSELS, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, THESES

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE