Sinusoidal Oscillatory Flow in a Strongly Curved Tube

  • T. Naruse
  • M. Asai
  • K. Nakazato
  • K. Tanishita
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The feature of sinusoidal oscillatory flow in a strongly curved tube, which appeares frequently in the arterial vascular system, is evaluated in terms of the axial and secondary velocity profiles measured by Laser Doppler Velocimeter(LDV) and wall shear rate profiles measured by the limiting current method. It should be noted that both the velocity and wall shear rate at the inner side tend to be larger than that at the outer side in a strongly curved tube, which is in contrast to the fluid flow in a loosely curved tube.


Shear Rate Wall Shear Stress Wall Shear Rate Curve Tube Axial Velocity Profile 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Naruse
    • 1
  • M. Asai
    • 1
  • K. Nakazato
    • 1
  • K. Tanishita
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityYokohama, 223Japan

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