Yogita S.

asked • 12/14/19

Fluid Dynamics Question

A patient is to be given a blood transfusion. The blood is to flow through a tube from a raised bottle to a needle inserted in the vein. The inside diameter of the 4.0 cm long needle is 0.40 mm and the required flow rate is 4.0 cm3 of blood per minute. How high should the bottle be placed above the needle? 

Please help!

The n value is 4*10^-3

the density is 1.06*10^3

these values are in SI units

The professor wrote to assume blood pressure is 2400 Pa over atmospheric pressure. However, I do not know how to use this information.

Yogita S.

Also why can you assume that the velocity term cancels out in bernoulli's equation? Shouldn't velocity increase since there is a height difference? Or does that term in bernoulli's equation only depend on the cross sectional area.


1 Expert Answer


Still looking for help? Get the right answer, fast.

Ask a question for free

Get a free answer to a quick problem.
Most questions answered within 4 hours.


Find an Online Tutor Now

Choose an expert and meet online. No packages or subscriptions, pay only for the time you need.