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Title: Flow visualization of trace particles and red blood cells in a microchannel with a diverging and converging bifurcation
Authors: Leble, Vladimir
Fernandes, Carla S.
Dias, Ricardo P.
Lima, R.
Ishikawa, Takuji
Imai, Yohsuke
Yamaguchi, Takami
Keywords: Blood flow
Microcirculation
Bifurcations
RBCs
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: CRC Press
Citation: Leble, V.; Fernandes, C.; Dias, R.; Lima, R.; Ishikawa, T.; Imai, Y.; Yamaguchi, T. (2012) - Flow visualization of trace particles and red blood cells in a microchannel with a diverging and converging bifurcation. In Tavares, João Manuel R.S.; Jorge, R.M. Natal (Eds.) Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing: VipIMAGE 2011. London: CRC Press. p. 209-211. ISBN 978-0-415-68395-1
Abstract: This paper aims to investigate the effect of both diverging and converging bifurcations on the flow behaviour of pure water (PW) and red blood cells (RBCs). A confocal micro-PTV system is used to visualize and measure the flow characteristics of the working fluids. The results show no formation of a cell-free layer (CFL) around the apex of the bifurcation. In contrast, there is a clear formation of a triangular CFL just downstream of the confluence apex. As a result, this triangular CFL seems to play an important role on the in vitro blood flow characteristics at this region.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10198/7116
ISBN: 978-0-415-68395-1
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