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Archive of Applied Mechanics

, Volume 81, Issue 1, pp 97–109 | Cite as

Peristaltic flow of a couple stress fluid under the effect of induced magnetic field in an asymmetric channel

  • Sohail Nadeem
  • Safia Akram
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Abstract

The present paper investigates the peristaltic transport of a couple stress fluid in an asymmetric channel with the effect of the induced magnetic field. The exact solutions of momentum and the magnetic field equations have been calculated under the assumptions of long wave length and low but finite Reynolds number. The expression for pressure rise has been computed numerically using mathematics software Mathematica. The graphical results have been presented to discuss the physical behavior of various physical parameters of interest. Finally, the trapping phenomena have been discussed for various physical parameters.

Keywords

Peristaltic flow Couple stress fluid Induced magnetic field Asymmetric channel 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsQuaid-i-Azam UniversityIslamabadPakistan

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