The fluid dynamics between the blades of a closed-impeller type centrifugal blood pump were studied via laser sheet flow visualization method. An acrylic prototype blood pump (1:1 scale) with a radial blade impeller of seven vanes was tested. Water was used as the working fluid and was seeded with tiny polystyrene particles of nominal diameter 50 ?m. Preliminary studies showed satisfactory images of the relative flow patterns between two blades.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1999|
|Event||1999 Bioengineering Conference - Big Sky, MT, USA, United States|
Duration: 16 Jun 1999 → 20 Jun 1999
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