volume 29, issue 8, P1075-1083 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(95)00174-3
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Abstract: Blood flow in an artery with two successive bends is simulated by a finite-element computation of steady flow of a Newtonian viscous fluid through a rigid tube having the same shape as a specific part of the femoral artery. Notwithstanding the fact that the bends in the model geometry are rather gentle, the axial and secondary flow patterns, computed for a range of values of the Reynolds number Re, show strong and complicated three-dimensional flow effects. In particular, the flow pattern in the second bend fo…

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