Fluid Dynamic Study in a Femoral Artery Branch Casting of Man With Upstream Main Lumen Curvature for Steady Flow

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M. R. Back

University of California, San Diego, Calif. 92037

Y. I. Cho, L. H. Back

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. 91109

J Biomech Eng 107(3), 240-248 (Aug 01, 1985) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3138549 History: Received March 23, 1984; Revised May 06, 1985; Online June 15, 2009


An in-vitro, steady flow investigation was conducted in a hollow, transparent vascular replica of the profunda femoris branch of man for a range of physiological flow conditions. The replica casting tested was obtained from a human cadaver and indicated some plaque formation along the main lumen and branch. The flow visualization observations and measured pressure distributions indicated the highly three-dimensional flow characteristics with arterial curvature and branching, and the important role of centrifugal effects in fluid transport mechanisms.

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