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

  • Renuka Ravindran
  • R. Girija Devi
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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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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1970

Authors and Affiliations

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

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