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ERIC Number: EJ1038691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
Laboratory: Undergraduate Laboratory Experiment Teaching Fundamental Concepts of Rheology in Context of Sickle Cell Anemia
Vernengo, Jennifer; Purdy, Caitlin; Farrell, Stephanie
Chemical Engineering Education, v48 n3 p149-156 Sum 2014
This paper describes a biomedical engineering experiment that introduces students to rheology. Healthy and sickle-cell blood analogs are prepared that are composed of chitosan particles suspended in aqueous glycerol solutions, which substitute for RBCs and plasma, respectively. Students study flow properties of the blood analogs with a viscometer and fit the data to the Casson model. The experiment provides students with basic concepts in rheology, materials science, and data analysis.
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail: cee@che.ufl.edu; Web site: http://www.che.ufl.edu/cee
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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