On the Momentum Correction Factor in Pulsatile Blood Flow

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H. Buthaud

Cardiovascular Laboratory, Université Catholique de Louvain, UCL 5560—Tour Harvey, 55, avenue Hippocrate, 1200—Bruxelles, Belgique

J. Appl. Mech 44(2), 343-344 (Jun 01, 1977) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3424052 History: Received May 01, 1976; Revised February 01, 1977; Online July 12, 2010


The time-varying expression of the momentum correction factor for the study of wave propagation in pulsatile blood flow is modified to take into account the temporary sign reversal of the velocity. A constant value for this factor is also proposed as a possible alternative to usually adopted values.

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