Engineering Transactions, 53, 1, pp. 3–14, 2005

On the Peristaltic Transport of a Micropolar Fluid

K.N. DEY
Maharaja Monindra Chandra College
India

S. PORIA
Midnapore College
India

H.P. MAZUMDAR
Indian Statistical Institute
India

In this paper, we study some characteristics of the peristaltic motion of an incompressible micropolar fluid through a circular cylindrical tube. Many authors have investigated the peristaltic motion of non-Newtonian or viscoelastic fluid through a channel or tube due to the relevance of peristaltic action in both mechanical and physiological situations. For example, peristaltic mechanism may be involved in vasomotion of small blood vessels. Here the microstructural effects on the pressure rise, average flow and friction force are investigated.
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