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

Authors

  • Renuka Ravindran
    • Department of Applied MathematicsIndian Institute of Science
  • R. Girija Devi
    • Department of Applied MathematicsIndian Institute of Science
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF03049841

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

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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