A Case Study on Non-Newtonian Viscosity of Blood through Atherosclerotic ArteryAuthor : Sapna Ratan Shah
Volume 1 No.1 January-June 2012 pp
(Received on 12 January 2012 and accepted on 20 March 2012)Abstract
Presented herein the study of rheological character of blood flow and investigate the significance of non-Newtonian viscosity of blood through stenosed artery by assuming blood as Bingham Plastic and Casson’s fluid models. The results show that blood pressure increases very significantly in the upstream zone of the stenotic artery as the degree of the stenosis area severity increases. It is also shown that the non-Newtonian behaviour of blood has significant effects on the velocity profile of the blood flow and the magnitude of the wall shear stresses. It has been concluded in this paper that the Casson’s fluid model is more realistic in comparison to Bingham Plastic fluid model.
Non-Newtonian, Apparent Viscosity, Resistance to Flow, Bingham Plastic Fluid Model, Casson’s Fluid Model