Theoretical Study of Compressible Flow through Aneurysms
The goal of this research is to analyze the effect of blood flow through expansions by using the Karman-Pohlhausen method. The Karman-Pohlhausen method has previously been used in several research works to analyze the flow through constrictions. In this Thesis, the effect of different flow parameters (Reynolds number, compressibility, and slip) on pressure, pressure gradient, centerline velocity, and on wall shear stress are analyzed. Our results show that the pressure gradient curves are most affected by increasing Reynolds number and compressibility, as well as for smaller slip values (ws0). Furthermore, the scaled centerline velocity was least affected by varying Reynolds and Mach numbers, whereas changes are observed in centerline velocity curves for different slip values. The wall shear stress was essentially unchanged by the Reynolds numbers, compressibility range and slip values considered in this Thesis.