Author(s): Srivastava LM, Srivastava VP
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Abstract The problem of peristaltic transport of blood in a uniform and non-uniform tube has been investigated, under zero Reynolds number and long wavelength approximation. Blood is represented by a two-layered fluid model consisting of a central layer of suspension of all erythrocytes, etc., assumed to be a Casson fluid, and a peripheral layer of plasma as a Newtonian fluid. A comparison of results with those without peripheral layer shows that the magnitude of the pressure rise, under a given set of conditions is smaller in the case of model with peripheral layer. It is found that, for a given flow rate, the pressure rise decreases as the viscosity of the peripheral layer decreases, and for a given non zero pressure drop, the flow rate increases as the viscosity of the peripheral layer decreases. However, the flow is independent of the presence of the peripheral layer, for zero pressure rise. Further, the pressure rise in the case of non-uniform geometry is found much smaller than the corresponding value in the uniform geometry.
This article was published in J Biomech
and referenced in International Journal of Advancements in Technology