By Alvin H. Sacks Ph.D. (auth.), Daniel J. Schneck (eds.)

The division of Engineering technological know-how and Hechanics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and kingdom collage spon­ sored the 1st Mid-Atlantic convention on Bio-Fluid Mechanics, which used to be held in Blacksburg, Virginia through the interval Sep 11 August 1978. a few forty life-scientists, engineers, physicians and others who percentage a typical curiosity within the development of simple and utilized wisdom in bio­ fluid mechanics amassed on the Donaldson Brown heart for carrying on with schooling to listen to 25 papers provided in seven technical classes. on the end of the convention, these current made up our minds unanimously that its luck warranted having not less than yet another -- and that it was once conceptually a legitimate suggestion to plot it on a biennial foundation for overdue spring. therefore, the second one Mid-Atlantic convention on Bio­ Fluid Mechanics happened at Virginia Tech on may well 4-6, 1980. This quantity files the lawsuits of the second one convention. It comprises complete texts of 23 contributed papers, 2 visitor lectures and 1 invited seminar. The papers are gr9uped in response to material, starting with three within the region of breathing, by way of 1 in kidney dialysis, 1 in replica, 1 in joint lubrication, 1 in prosthetic fluidics, 2 in zoology, and finishing with 14 within the basic box of cardiovascular dynamics. Of the latter, five care for the topic of center valves, 2 difficulty themselves with the microcirculation, 6 handle vascular method hemodynamics and 1 covers a few facets of blood rheology.

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0008 ~/em H2o. Their measurements were made with a closed glottis, resulting in a higher compliance than would be found for our experiments. The glottis was at least partially open during all exhalations, reducing its compliance effect. l72). Neglecting this calculation would not significantly affect the results. It should be possible to compensate for the frequency effect of the parallel compliance of throat-mouth-nose cavities in the same way that compensation was made for the compressibility of ~he gas between the mouth and expiratory pneumotachograph.

The two profiles, for which there are two possible reasons. 1 m/s) in which case the difference might be attributed to experimental error. The second, and most likely, is the fact the hot wire was always aligned with the direction of traverse. Since a hot wire responds only to the magnitude of flow normal to its length and not its direction, it is possible that contamination by the secondary flows caused the difference. In any case, the difference is negligible for the purpose of this study. 9 m/s for this case.

443 X 10- 3 U0 2 (6) in centimeters of water for the mean axial velocity in meters per second. ;f'5 dependence upon axial velocity found in turbulent flow 10 in partial support of Pedley's suggestion 8 • However, the pressure drop is lower than would be found for fully turbulent flow. In order to apply this result to the lung, it is of interest to determine the viscous pressure drop across a single tube in such a tree arrangement. The model employed in this study consisted of four orders of branches.

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