Turbulence & Rheology, Dr. D. Penney



THE DESIGN QUESTIONS

  • Should hemoglobin be transported in solution or in "packets" (erythrocytes)?

  • What is the best size for the terminal blood vessels?

  • What is the best size for the "packets"?

  • What mechanical properties should the "packets"? membranes have?

  • What is the best shape for the "packets"? Why not spherical?

  • What is the best concentration of the "packets" (hematocrit)?

  • Should the "packets" age, and how should they be replaced?



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