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Some Exact Solutions

  • Jay D. Humphrey
  • Sherry L. Delange
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Abstract

The Navier-Stokes equations are the most famous and perhaps the most important equations in fluid mechanics. In biofluid mechanics, these equations can be used to compute the flow of air within the airways, the flow of blood in large vessels at sufficiently high shear rates, the flow of urine from the bladder, the flow of crystalloid perfusates in in vitro experiments, and so on. Because few analytical solutions are available, one must often resort to numerical methods to solve these important equations. Nonetheless, in this chapter, we will consider five important analytical solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations.

Keywords

Shear Stress Wall Shear Stress Steady Flow Newtonian Fluid Volumetric Flow Rate 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay D. Humphrey
    • 1
  • Sherry L. Delange
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Engineering and M. E. DeBakey InstituteTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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