A Hydraulic Study of Venous Valve Closure

by Shi-kang Wang, Memphis State Univ, Memphis, United States,
Yu-chen Qiu, Memphis State Univ, Memphis, United States,
Ned H. C. Hwang, Memphis State Univ, Memphis, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Mechanics


The functions of the veins is to convey blood from the periphery to the heart. The distribution and transportation of blood between different parts of the body is regulated by a host of physical and chemical factors, many of which are incompletely understood at present time. Unquestionably, the venous valves play a vital role in the venous return. This paper address to the hydrodynamic behavior of the venous valve based on the results of an vitro experiment performed in a hydraulic flow system.

Subject Headings: Hydraulics | Valves | Fluid flow | Chemicals | Biological processes | Hydraulic networks | Hydrodynamics

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