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Physics Question: Laminar flow?

A paramedic treats an accident victim lying on the ground, transfusing her with a saline solution that has a coefficient of viscosity of η = 1.002 mPa·s, and a density of 1025 kg/m3. The flexible plastic pouch containing the saline solution is 1.85 m above the patient's arm, the needle through which the fluid is being transfused has an inside radius of 0.15 mm and a length of 1.90 cm, and the average gauge pressure of the blood in the patient's vein is 1.33×104 Pa. (a) What is the average volume flow rate of the saline solution into the patient? (b) If this flow rate is too low, what is the first adjustment a paramedic is likely to make in the transfusion apparatus?

a. = ?? m3/s

b. =

1. Replace the needle with a shorter one

2. Use a needle with a larger diameter

3. Raise the height of the saline bag

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The total mass flux dM/dT (the fluid mass flowing through a pipe per unit time) is

    (1) ..... dM/dT =  * π * (R^4) * ΔP / [ 8 * η * L )

    [ see “Physics”, Vol. 1, 4th ed., Resnick/Halliday/Krane, p.408, eq.(20) ]

    where  = density of fluid , R = radius of pipe , ΔP = pressure difference ,

    η = viscosity of fluid , and L = length of pipe.

    If we denote by VFR the volume flow rate through the pipe, then

    (2) ..... dM/dT =  * VFR

    Equating the two expressions in (1) and (2), the density  cancels out, yielding

    (3) ..... VFR = π * (R^4) * ΔP / [ 8 * η * L )

    Applied to this problem, the fluid refers to the saline solution being transfused

    to the patient while the pipe through which the fluid flows is the needle

    through which the fluid is being squeezed into the patient’s vein. The

    pressure difference ΔP therefore refers to the pressure at the bottom

    of the catheter tube and the pressure in the blood of the patient’s vein.

    Given the gauge pressure Pb = 1.33(e+04) Pa in the blood, the pressure

    difference is given by

    (4) ..... ΔP =  * g * H - Pb

    where H = 1.85 m is the height of the plastic pouch containing the saline

    solution. Substituting the values, we get

    .......... VFR = 5.5(e-08) (m^3)/s = [ 5.5(e-08) (m^3)/s ] *[ 1.0(e+06) (cm^3)/ (m^3) ]

    (5) ..... VFR = 5.5(e-02) (cm^3)/s = 0.055 (cm^3)/s

    which is somewhat too low. In this case, the first adjustment the paramedic is likely

    to make in the transfusion apparatus is to raise the height of the saline bag in other

    to increase the pressure difference ΔP.

  • 4 years ago

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    4 years ago

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