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Numerical simulation of generalized newtonian blood flow past a couple of irregular arterial stenoses

Mustapha, Norzieha and Mandal, Prashanta K. and Abdullah, Ilyani and Namin, Norsarahaida and Hayat, Tasawar (2011) Numerical simulation of generalized newtonian blood flow past a couple of irregular arterial stenoses. Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, 27 (4). pp. 960-981. ISSN 0749159X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/num.20563

Abstract

This paper looked at the numerical investigations of the generalized Newtonian blood flow through a couple of irregular arterial stenoses. The flow is treated to be axisymmetric, with an outline of the stenoses obtained from a three dimensional casting of a mild stenosed artery, so that the flow effectively becomes two-dimensional. The Marker and Cell (MAC) method is developed for the governing unsteady generalized Newtonian equations in staggered grid for viscous incompressible flow in the cylindrical polar co-ordinates system. The derived pressure-Poisson equation was solved using Successive-Over-Relaxation (S.O.R.) method and the pressure-velocity correction formulae have been derived. Computations are performed for the pressure drop, the wall shear stress distribution and the separation region. The presented computations show that in comparison to the corresponding Newtonian model the generalized Newtonian fluid experiences higher pressure drop, lower peak wall shear stress and smaller separation region.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:non-newtonian flow, MAC method, flow separation, shear-dependent viscosity
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions:?? FBSK ??
ID Code:13727
Deposited By: Siti Khairiyah Nordin
Deposited On:12 Aug 2011 02:12
Last Modified:12 Aug 2011 02:12

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