Rao, Ramachandra A and Padmavathi, K (1993) Pulsatile flow of a viscous fluid in elliptical pipe of variable cross-section. In: International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 28 (4). pp. 455-466.
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The pulsatile flow of an incompressible viscous fluid in an elliptical pipe of slowly varying cross-section is considered. Asymptotic series solutions for the velocity distribution and pressure gradient are obtained in terms of Mathieu functions for a low Reynold number flow in which the volume flux is prescribed. An expression for shear stress on the boundary is derived. The physically significant quantities governing the flow are computed numerically and analysed for different types of constrictions. The effect of eccentricity and Womerslay parameter on the flow is discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics|
|Date Deposited:||24 Feb 2011 05:42|
|Last Modified:||24 Feb 2011 05:42|
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