Neural Computing and Applications

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 813–826 | Cite as

Mathematical modelling for pulsatile flow of Casson fluid along with magnetic nanoparticles in a stenosed artery under external magnetic field and body acceleration

  • S. PriyadharshiniEmail author
  • R. Ponalagusamy
Original Article


In the present paper, the magnetohydrodynamics effects on flow parameters of blood carrying magnetic nanoparticles flowing through a stenosed artery under the influence of periodic body acceleration are investigated. Blood is assumed to behave as a Casson fluid. The governing equations are nonlinear and solved numerically using finite difference schemes. The effects of stenotic height, yield stress, magnetic field, particle concentration and mass parameters on wall shear stress, flow resistance and velocity distribution are analysed. It is found that wall shear stress and flow resistance values are considerably enhanced when an external magnetic field is applied. The velocity values of fluid and particles are appreciably reduced when a magnetic field is applied on the model. It is significant to note that the presence of nanoparticles, magnetic field and yield stress tend to increase the plug core radius. Increased wall shear stress and flow resistance affects the circulation of blood in the human cardiovascular system. The results obtained from the study can be used in normalizing the values of the model parameters and hence can be used for medical applications. The presence of magnetic field helps to slow down the flow of fluid and magnetic particles associated with it. The magnetic particles of nanosize developed in recent days are biodegradable and used in biomedical applications. Biomagnetic principles and biomagnetic particles as drug carriers are used in cancer treatments.


Stenosis Nanoparticles Periodic body acceleration Plug core radius MHD flow 



One of the authors Ms. S. Priyadharshini is thankful to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), the Government of India, for the grant of research fellowship.

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Authors do not have any conflict of interests.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsNational Institute of TechnologyTiruchirappalliIndia

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