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Kinematic and Dynamic Characteristics of Pulsating Flow in 180o Tube

Tin-Kan Hung1,*, Ruei-Hung Kuo2, Cheng-Hsien Chiang3

1 Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
2 Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan
3 Department of Biomedical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan

* Corresponding Author: Tin-Kan Hung. Email: email

Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics 2020, 17(1), 19-24.


Kinematic and dynamic characteristics of pulsating flow in a model of human aortic arch are obtained by a computational analysis. Three-dimensional flow processes are summarized by pressure distributions on the symmetric plane together with velocity and pressure contours on a few cross sections for systolic acceleration and deceleration. Without considering the effects of aortic tapering and the carotid arteries, the development of tubular boundary layer with centrifugal forces and pulsation are also analyzed for flow separation and backflow during systolic deceleration.


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Hung, T., Kuo, R., Chiang, C. (2020). Kinematic and Dynamic Characteristics of Pulsating Flow in 180o Tube. Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics, 17(1), 19–24.

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