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A Short Review of Advances in the Modelling of Blood Rheology and Clot Formation

Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Kandi, Sangareddy 502285, Telangana, India
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
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Academic Editor: Mehrdad Massoudi
Fluids 2017, 2(3), 35;
Received: 21 May 2017 / Revised: 19 June 2017 / Accepted: 20 June 2017 / Published: 28 June 2017
Several advances have taken place since the early 2000s in the field of blood flow modelling. These advances have been driven by the development of assist devices such as Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs), etc., and by the acceptance of in silico tests for the generation of hypotheses concerning clot formation and lysis. We give an overview of the developments in modelling of blood rheology and clot formation/lysis in the last 10 to 15 years. In blood rheology, advances are increasingly supplemented by flow simulation studies. In clot formation (or coagulation), advances have taken place in both single-scale modeling under quiescent conditions as well as in multi-scale modeling in the presence of flow. The future will possibly see more blood flow simulations in complex geometries and, simultaneously, development and simulation of multi-scale models for clot formation and lysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: blood; rheology; coagulation; multi-scale models; simulation blood; rheology; coagulation; multi-scale models; simulation
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Anand, M.; Rajagopal, K.R. A Short Review of Advances in the Modelling of Blood Rheology and Clot Formation. Fluids 2017, 2, 35.

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