Turbulence & Rheology, Dr. D. Penney



FACTORS CAUSING FLOW NOT TO BE INITIALLY PROPORTIONAL TO DRIVING PRESSURE

(Eta decreases with increases in Pp and shear rate at small values of Pp and shear rate):

  • Axial flow, thus cell free (slippage) layer within 4 um of the wall (Einstein)

  • RBC orientation relative to wall and other erythrocytes

  • Rouleaux break - up

    Note: Erythrocytes stand away from vessel wall, according to the Einstein eq.



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