The effects of flow rate, length and external pressure upon the pressure required for fluid to flow through a ureter

Karnak I., Buyukpamukcu N., Tanyel F. C.

BJU INTERNATIONAL, vol.88, no.4, pp.335-338, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 88 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1464-410x.2001.02304.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.335-338
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objective To determine in vitro the effects of increments of external pressure on the pressure required to conduct fluid through ureters of various lengths at different flow rates, as the flow of a fluid through a collapsible tube is influenced by various factors (e.g. external pressure, the pressure gradient between the ends, the length and diameter of the tube, and the viscosity of fluid).