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Gauge pressure of blood

  1. Feb 4, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A person has a 5200 N/m^2 gauge pressure in a 0.01m radius artery, with blood flowing at 0.5 m/s. the gauge pressure outside the artery is 3200 N/m^2. When using her stethoscope, a physician hears a fluttering sound farther along the artery. the sound is a sign that the artery is vibrating open closed, which indicates there must be a constriction in the artery that has reduced its radius and subsequently reduced the internal blood pressure to less than the external 3200 N/m^2 pressure. What is the maximum artery radius at this constriction?

    2. Relevant equations

    Flow rate = Volume/Time

    Velocity of cylindrical vessel = Flow rate/Area

    A = pi*r^2

    Force is equal throughout


    3. The attempt at a solution


    Not a clue. There are 6 people in my class working on this together
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 4, 2016 #2
    By any chance, are you learning about the Bernoulli equation?
     
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