Numerical simulation of biomagnetic fluid downstream an eccentric stenotic orifice

Saud A. Khashan, Yousef Haik

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Biomagnetic fluid dynamics is the study of the interaction of biological fluids with an applied steady magnetic field. The composition of the biological fluid is considered nonconducting; however, it has magnetic moment. The magnetic moment of the biological fluid can be enhanced by tagging superparamagnetic particles. Several biomedical applications recently developed utilize the magnetic labeling of cellular components. In this paper, the biomagnetic fluid downstream an eccentric stenotic orifice is considered. An external magnetic field is applied at different locations down stream the stenotic orifice. It is found that based on the location of the magnetic field, the reattachment point downstream the stenotic orifice changes; it is also found that the shear stress will be affected based on the magnetic field location. Major changes in the flow pattern have been also observed based on the magnetic field strength.

Original languageEnglish
Article number113601
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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