The bulletin of mathematical biophysics

, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 663–680 | Cite as

Peristaltic flow in tubes

  • Charles Barton
  • Severin Raynor


The study is concerned with the analysis of two flow domains of peristaltic motion in tubes. In the first analysis the wall disturbance wavelength is much larger than the average tube radius. There is a simple algebraic relation between the average flow rate and pressure differential across a wavelength. In the second analysis the disturbance wavelength may be as small as the average radius. A numerical technique may be used to determine the relation between average flow rate and pressure differential across a wavelength.


Average Flow Rate Elastic Tube Peristaltic Motion Peristaltic Flow Tube Geometry 
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© N. Rashevsky 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Barton
    • 1
  • Severin Raynor
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Astronautical SciencesNorthwestern UniversityEvanston

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