A mathematical model of peristalsis in tubes through a porous medium

T. Hayat, Masood Khan, S. Asghar, A. M. Siddiqui

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The problem of peristaltic motion in a tube through a porous medium has been investigated. The mathematical model considers a Jeffrey incompressible fluid. The wavelength of the traveling wave is assumed to be large. Analytical expressions for the stream function, axial velocity, and pressure gradient have been obtained. Numerical computations are performed for pressure drop and frictional force per wavelength. The effect of various parameters on the flow is discussed with the help of graphs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-67
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Porous Media
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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