Shell Balance Approach for One-Dimensional Biofluid Transport

  • Robert J. Roselli
  • Kenneth R. Diller


In the previous chapter, we took a macroscopic view for solving transport problems. The macroscopic approach is sufficient if you are interested in how the average transport variables change with time in a system. However, if you also want to know how transport properties such as mass, concentration, charge, velocity, or temperature vary with position (x, y, z), then it is necessary to use a microscopic approach. This allows the system of interest to shrink to an infinitesimally small volume surrounding an arbitrary point within the larger system.


Shear Stress Velocity Profile Wall Shear Stress Newtonian Fluid Incline Plane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. Biomedical EngineeringVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Texas, AustinAustinUSA

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