Accuracy of axial wall shear stress measurements from a three dimensional particle tracking system

Monica Thacker, Raychang Tsao, Steven A. Jones

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An automated three-dimensional particle tracking system has been evaluated for its ability to measure axial wall shear stress in a biologically relevant flow system. The flow system and particles modeled the conditions of monocytes in a large antery stenosis. It is shown that wall shear stress can be accurately obtained and that the error is a function of shear rate, shear rate gradient, and distance from the wall.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-460
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996


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