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Título: Flow visualization of trace particles and red blood cells in a microchannel with a diverging and converging bifurcation
Autor: Leble, Vladimir
Fernandes, Carla S.
Dias, Ricardo P.
Lima, R.
Ishikawa, Takuji
Imai, Yohsuke
Yamaguchi, Takami
Palavras-chave: Blood flow
Microcirculation
Bifurcations
RBCs
Issue Date: 2012
Editora: CRC Press
Citação: 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 VIPIMAGE 2011. Olhão, Portugal.
Resumo: 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.
Arbitragem científica: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10198/7116
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