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Pulsatile blood flow in a rigid pulmonary alveolar sheet with porous walls

Gopalan, NP (1981) Pulsatile blood flow in a rigid pulmonary alveolar sheet with porous walls. In: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 43 (5). pp. 563-577.

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Abstract

This paper deals with the pulsatile blood flow in the lung alveolar sheets by idealizing each of them as a channel covered by porous media. As the blood flow in the lung is of low Reynolds number, a creeping flow is assumed in the channel. The analytical and numerical results for the velocity and pressure distribution in the porous medium are presented. The effect of an imposed slip condition is also studied. Comparisons with the corresponding results for the steady-state case are made at the end.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2010 05:18
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:43
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/22763

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