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Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
Volume 11, Issue 4, Pages 207-219
http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/ABB-140103

Effect of Wall Properties on the Peristaltic Flow of a Non-Newtonian Fluid

Maryiam Javed,1 T. Hayat,2,3 and A. Alsaedi3

1Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
2Department of Mathematics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
3NAAM Research Group, Department of Mathematics, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Abstract

The effect of wall properties is analyzed on the peristaltic motion of a Burgers’ fluid. Sinusoidal waves are considered on the channel walls. Small amplitude assumption is taken into account to solve the required boundary value problem. Various flow parameters of interest are sketched and discussed through graphs. Comparative study of the mean velocity for different fluid models is presented the mean velocity is found maximum in viscous fluid when compared with the Maxwell, Oldroyd-B and Burgers’ fluids.