Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Section A

, Volume 72, Issue 3, pp 108–120

Wave propagation in a micropolar fluid contained in a visco-elastic membrane

  • Renuka Ravindran
  • R. Girija Devi

DOI: 10.1007/BF03049841

Cite this article as:
Ravindran, R. & Devi, R.G. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (1970) 72: 108. doi:10.1007/BF03049841


The aim of the paper is to investigate the propagation of a pulse in a micropolar fluid contained in a visco-elastic membrane. It was undertaken with a view to study how closely we can approximate the flow of blood in arteries by the above model. We find that for large Reynolds number, the effect of micropolarity is hardly perceptible, whereas for small Reynolds numbers it is of considerable importance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Renuka Ravindran
    • 1
  • R. Girija Devi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsIndian Institute of ScienceBangalore-12India