Phase Separation in Suspensions Flowing through Bifurcations: A Simplified Hemodynamic Model

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Science  31 Jan 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3605, pp. 469-471
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3605.469


In the laminar flow of a suspension of neutrally buoyant spheres through a bifurcation, intended as a simplified macroscopic model of the flow of blood, the concentration in the side branch is generally lower than in the main branch, and is affected primarily by the ratio of discharges in the two branches, the concentration up-stream, and by the branch size.