Convective Heat Transfer Coefficients in the Circulation

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G. S. Barozzi, A. Dumas

Istituto di Fisica Tecnica, Facolta’ di Ingegneria, Universita’ di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

J Biomech Eng 113(3), 308-313 (Aug 01, 1991) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2894889 History: Received August 02, 1989; Revised March 15, 1991; Online March 17, 2008


Convective heat transfer in the vessels of the circulatory system is investigated numerically. In the modeling, account is taken of the non-Newtonian rheological properties of blood and the presence of a cell-depleted plasma layer at the vessel wall. The latter is found to produce a remarkable enhancement of the heat transfer rate in the small vessels, while the effects due to the rheological behavior of blood are comparatively low. A comparison with experimental data available in the open literature is finally attempted.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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