Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

, Volume 22, Issue 9, pp 1012–1018 | Cite as

Finite element Galerkin approach for a computational study of arterial flow

  • G. C. Sharma
  • Madhu Jain
  • Anil Kumar


A finite element solution for the Navier-Stokes equations for steady flow through a double branched two dimensional section of three dimensional model of canine aorta is obtained. The numerical technique involves transformation of the physical coordinates to a curvilinear boundary fitted coordinate system. The shear stress at the wall is calculated for Reynolds number of 1000 with branch to main aortic flow rate ratio as a parameter. The results are compared with earlier works involving experimental data and it is observed that the results are very close to their solutions. This work in fact is an improvement of the work of Sharma and Kapoor (1995) in the sense that computations scheme is economic and Reynolds number is large.

Key words

shear stress blood flow arterial flow Galerkin approach 

CLC numbers

O242.21 O357.1 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. C. Sharma
    • 1
  • Madhu Jain
    • 1
  • Anil Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mathematical SciencesInstitute of Basic ScienceKhandariIndia

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