Fundamental Fluid Mechanics

  • Arash Kheradvar
  • Gianni Pedrizzetti


This chapter of the book introduces the basic elements of fluid mechanics constituting the essential background for understanding the blood flow phenomena in the cardiovascular system. It discusses the physics of flow and its implications. This chapter is aimed to provide an intuitive understanding, accompanied by an essential mathematical formulation that ensures a rigorous reference ground.


Boundary Layer Shear Rate Wall Shear Stress Shear Layer Euler Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arash Kheradvar
    • 1
  • Gianni Pedrizzetti
    • 2
  1. 1.The Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular TechnologyUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Dipto. Ingegneria Civile e ArchitetturaUniversità degli Studi di TriesteTriesteItaly

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