A Predictive Scheme for Flow in Arterial Bifurcations: Comparison with Laboratory Measurements

  • M. W. Collins
  • X. Y. Xu
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 193)


This is an initial study of overall prediction exercise to simulate blood flow through three-dimensional arterial bifurcations, ASTEC code is used with finite element grid definition and finite difference solution methods. Results are compared with laboratory measurements of Ku and Liepsch for T-junctions. Comparison is excellent for two-dimensional steady flow tests, and very good for three-dimensional pulsatile flows.


Secondary Flow Pulsatile Flow Flow Rate Ratio Axial Velocity Profile Secondary Velocity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. W. Collins
    • 1
  • X. Y. Xu
    • 1
  1. 1.Thermo-Fluids Engineering Research CentreThe City UniversityLondonUK

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