Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 45, Number 1, January 2009
|Number of page(s)||16|
|Section||Physics and Mechanics of Fluids, Microfluidics|
|Published online||16 January 2009|
Effects of static magnetic field exposure on blood flow
Laboratoire de Biomécanique et Bioingénierie, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
2 Laboratoire de Mathématiques Appliquées, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
3 Université de Picardie Jules-Verne, IUT de L'Aisne, France
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 14 October 2008
Published online: 16 January 2009
This paper investigates the influence of static magnetic field exposure on blood flow. We mainly focus on steady flows in a rigid vessel and review the existing theoretical solutions, each based on some simplifying hypothesis. The results are developed, examined and compared, showing how the magnetohydrodynamic interactions reduce the flow rate and generate electric voltages across the vessel walls. These effects are found to be moderate for magnetic fields such as those used in magnetic resonance imaging. In this case, a very simplified solution, formulated by neglecting the walls conductivity as well as the induced magnetic fields, is proven suitable.
PACS: 41.20.-q – Applied classical electromagnetism / 47.63.-b – Biological fluid dynamics / 47.65.-d – Magnetohydrodynamics and electrohydrodynamics
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