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According to this source http://www.usc.edu/dept/biomed/bme403/Section_3/viscosity_of_blood.html [Broken]

The value is approximately three times that of water. So if I use the dynamic viscosity of water at 20°C as

[tex]\mu_{water} = 20.92 \frac{Lb_f sec}{ft^2}[/tex], that would mean that [tex]\mu_{blood} = 3.0 \mu_{water}[/tex] so...

[tex]\mu_{blood}= 62.76 \frac{Lb_f sec}{ft^2}[/tex]

[tex]\mu_{blood}= 3.0 x 10^6 cP [/tex]

I can't really help you in terms of L in your equation. A couple of options would be to a)Leave L blank and express your answers in flow per unit length (which sounds kind of funny but is technically correct). or b)Make an estimation.

The value is approximately three times that of water. So if I use the dynamic viscosity of water at 20°C as

[tex]\mu_{water} = 20.92 \frac{Lb_f sec}{ft^2}[/tex], that would mean that [tex]\mu_{blood} = 3.0 \mu_{water}[/tex] so...

[tex]\mu_{blood}= 62.76 \frac{Lb_f sec}{ft^2}[/tex]

[tex]\mu_{blood}= 3.0 x 10^6 cP [/tex]

I can't really help you in terms of L in your equation. A couple of options would be to a)Leave L blank and express your answers in flow per unit length (which sounds kind of funny but is technically correct). or b)Make an estimation.

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