Parvathamma, S and Devanathan, Rathna (1983) Microcontinuum approach to the pulsatile flow in tubes with and without longitudinal vibration. In: Bulletin of Mathemical Biology, 45 (5). pp. 721-737.
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A fully developed pulsatile flow in a circular rigid tube is analysed by a microcontinuum approach. Solutions for radial variation of axial velocity and cell rotational velocity across the tube are obtained using the momentum integral method. Simplified forms of the solutions are presented for the relevant physiological data. Marked deviations in the results are observed when compared to a Newtonian fluid model. It is interesting to see that there is sufficient reduction in the mass flow rate, phase lag and friction due to the micropolar character of the fluid.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics|
|Date Deposited:||11 Feb 2010 09:18|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:32|
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