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Hemorheology and Mathematical Models

Sequeira, Adélia

Boletim da Sociedade Portuguesa de Hemorreologia e Microcirculação, 25(3) (2010), 5-17

This paper is devoted to a critical review of blood rheology and constitutive models for blood based on phenomenological considerations. The relationship between the multiphase properties and the mechanical characteristics
of blood, including shear thinning viscosity, yield stress, tixotropy and viscoelasticity is considered. The signifi cance of the non-Newtonian behavior of blood in the circulation is also addressed.