Pulsatile spiral blood flow through arterial stenosis

Linge, F., Hyde, M.A. and Paul, M.C. (2014) Pulsatile spiral blood flow through arterial stenosis. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 17(15), pp. 1727-1737. (doi: 10.1080/10255842.2013.765411)

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Pulsatile spiral blood flow in a modelled three-dimensional arterial stenosis, with a 75% cross-sectional area reduction, is investigated by using numerical fluid dynamics. Two-equation k-ω model is used for the simulation of the transitional flow with Reynolds numbers 500 and 1000. It is found that the spiral component increases the static pressure in the vessel during the deceleration phase of the flow pulse. In addition, the spiral component reduces the turbulence intensity and wall shear stress found in the post-stenosis region of the vessel in the early stages of the flow pulse. Hence, the findings agree with the results of Stonebridge et al. (2004). In addition, the results of the effects of a spiral component on time-varying flow are presented and discussed along with the relevant pathological issues.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in the Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. Copyright © 2013 Taylor and Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10255842.2013.765411
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Paul, Professor Manosh
Authors: Linge, F., Hyde, M.A., and Paul, M.C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1476-8259
Published Online:12 March 2013
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 Taylor and Francis
First Published:First published in Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 17(15):1727-1737
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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