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

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

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