|Apr5-06, 06:14 PM||#1|
Cant find an appropriate fluids equation
Hi guys this is my first post on here, and I like the look of it so far. I've tried to look everywhere for an approprate equation for this question but I cant come up with one, or maybe Im overlooking something.
What is the minimum power (W) required to pump blood in the human body? Assume a total average pressure rise across the heart of 120 mm Hg.
Given: 80 beats per minute, stroke volume of 70ml, volumetric output is 336 liters per hour.
|Apr5-06, 07:43 PM||#2|
Welcome to Physics Forums! It is our policy not to simply give out the answer, but I will give you a good page to help you get started: http://www.rwc.uc.edu/koehler/biophys/3a.html
Let me know if you have any more questions.
|Apr5-06, 10:07 PM||#3|
Thank you very much for that link it was very helpful. I didn't expect a straight out answer, I was just quoting the problem exactly.
I got 1.49 watts, which sounds about right.
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