Numerical simulations of biomagnetic fluid dynamics

Y. Haik, C. J. Chen, V. M. Pai

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Biomagnetic fluid dynamics is the study of the interaction of biological fluids such as blood with an applied steady magnetic field. Biomagnetic fluid dynamics differs from magneto-fluid dynamics in that it deals with virtually no electric current and the flow is mainly affected by the magnetization of the fluid in the magnetic field. Experimental results have shown that the human blood behaves as a diamagnetic material when oxygenated and as a paramagnetic material when deoxygenated. Due to its weak magnetic susceptibility, human blood is coupled with magnetic particles for applications such as cell separation and drug delivery. In this study, a mathematical model based on a modified Stokes' principle is presented. The mathematical model is then solved numerically using the finite analytic method. Numerical simulations of the behavior of biomagnetic fluid in a three-dimensional square duct are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1999 3rd ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, FEDSM'99, San Francisco, California, USA, 18-23 July 1999 (CD-ROM)
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0791819612
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Biomagnetic
  • Fluid
  • Mathematical model
  • Numerical
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science


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