Peristaltic Transport of Power-Law Fluid in an Elastic Tapered Tube with Variable Cross-Section Induced by Dilating Peristaltic Wave

  • Mohammed Ali Murad Department of Mathematics, College of Basic Education, University of Diyala, Diyala, Iraq
  • Ahmed M. Abdulhadi Department of Mathematics, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: Peristaltic transport, dilating peristaltic, power-law fluid, wavelength number

Abstract

The peristaltic transport of power-law fluid in an elastic tapered tube with variable cross-section induced by dilating peristaltic wave is studied. The exact solution of the expression for axial velocity, radial velocity, stream function, local shear stress, volume of flow rate and pressure gradient are obtained under the assumption of long wavelength and low Reynolds number. The effects of all parameters that appear in the problem are analyzed through graphs. The results showed that the flux is sinusoidal in nature and it is an increasing function with the increase of  whereas it is a decreasing function with the increase of . An opposite behavior for shear strain is noticed compared to pressure gradient.  Finally, trapping phenomenon is presented to explain the physical behavior of various parameters. It is noted that the size of the trapping bolus increases with increasing  whereas it decreases as  increases. MATHEMATICA software is used to plot all figures.

Published
2021-04-30
How to Cite
Murad, M. A., & Abdulhadi, A. M. (2021). Peristaltic Transport of Power-Law Fluid in an Elastic Tapered Tube with Variable Cross-Section Induced by Dilating Peristaltic Wave. Iraqi Journal of Science, 62(4), 1293-1306. https://doi.org/10.24996/ijs.2021.62.4.25
Section
Mathematics