Bio-magnetic fluid dynamics

Vinay M. Pai, Yousef Haik, Ching J. Chen

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The fluid dynamics of biological fluids such as blood in the presence of static high magnetic fields is investigated. A modified Navier-Stokes model is presented taking into account the forces arising from the interaction between the applied magnetic field and the magnetization vector of the biological fluid. Initial studies carried out for magnetic fields up to 10 tesla have shown a marked reduction in the flow rate of oxygenated blood with an increase in the magnetic field strength. A simple numerical solution for flow in a channel subject to magnetic field in a small region of the flow also shows the influence of the magnetic field on the flow conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)761-771
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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