Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics

, Volume 78, Issue 5, pp 1018–1021 | Cite as

Determination of the rheological properties of whole blood by the nonstationary method of pulsed changing of the rate of shear

  • Z. P. Shul’man
  • V. A. Mansurov


Problems associated with the use of the nonstationary method of pulsed changing of the rate of shear for the measurement of important viscoplastic properties of whole blood — the critical shear stress τ0 and the plastic viscosity μp — are considered. The indicated method was compared to the method of stationary rheometry. It is shown that the blood-flow curve obtained by this method, unlike that obtained by the stationary method, characterizes a viscoplastic medium. To calculate the parameters of this medium exactly, it is necessary to take into account the dependence of the rate of shear on the above-indicated parameters.


Viscosity Shear Stress Statistical Physic Stationary Method Rheological Property 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. P. Shul’man
    • 1
  • V. A. Mansurov
    • 1
  1. 1.A. V. Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer InstituteNational Academy of Sciences of BelarusMinskBelarus

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