Mass transport in blood flow through a stenosed tube

Takuji Ishikawa, Shuzo Oshima, Ryuichiro Yamane

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It is pointed out that mass transport in an artery, such as LDL transport, influences the progression of stenosis severely. Mass transport in blood flow through a stenosed tube is analyzed numerically. Flow is assumed to be periodic, incompressible and axisymmetric. Non-Newtonian viscosity of blood and movement of arterial wall are considered. The effect of pulsation, non-Newtonian property of blood and wall movement on mass transport is investigated. Flow pattern, concentration pattern and distribution of concentration gradient on the wall are obtained. It is found that the effect of the vortex on mass transport on the wall changes drastically with Schmidt number. In low Schmidt number flow the strength of vortex and its center position are important. Therefore, time-mean mass transport on the wall has maximum value at certain frequency because of the vortex enhancement. On the other hand, whether the vortex downstream of the stenosis flows away or not becomes important in high Schmidt number flow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)680-688
Number of pages9
JournalJSME International Journal, Series C: Mechanical Systems, Machine Elements and Manufacturing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Sep
Externally publishedYes


  • Bio-Fluid Mechanics
  • Diffusion
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Non-Newtonian Fluid
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Pulsation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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