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kmgraju November 28, 2012 04:24

thermal expansivity of blood
Dear friends
I could not find thermal expansivity value for human blood.
But I read Bossinesq model. I know density value which is 1060 kg/m^3

How do I approach the problem
Please help me

Thank you


evcelica November 28, 2012 12:22

Is there any buoyancy driven flow in blood? I don't know what you are modeling but I would assume blood is usually very close to isothermal and movement due to pressure dominates the flow?

cdegroot November 28, 2012 15:19

In the body blood is essentially isothermal. Buoyancy shouldn't be important unless you are working with some unique application I am not thinking of.

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