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ISRN Biomedical Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 925876, 10 pages
Research Article

Slip Effects on Pulsatile Flow of Blood through a Stenosed Arterial Segment under Periodic Body Acceleration

Department of Mathematics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032, India

Received 17 June 2013; Accepted 7 July 2013

Academic Editors: A. Cappozzo and D. S. Naidu

Copyright © 2013 A. Sinha et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A theoretical investigation concerning the influence of externally imposed periodic body acceleration on the flow of blood through a time-dependent stenosed arterial segment by taking into account the slip velocity at the wall of the artery has been carried out. A mathematical model is developed by treating blood as a non-Newtonian fluid obeying the Casson fluid model. The pulsatile flow is analyzed by considering a periodic pressure gradient and the inertial effects as negligibly small. A suitable generalized geometry for time-dependent stenosis is taken into account. Perturbation method is used to solve the coupled implicit system of nonlinear differential equations that govern the flow of blood. Analytical expressions for the velocity profile, volumetric flow rate, and wall shear stress are obtained. A thorough quantitative analysis has been made through numerical computations of the variables involved in the analysis that are of special interest in this study. The computational results are presented graphically. The results for different values of the parameters involved in the problem under consideration presented here show that the flow is appreciably influenced by slip velocity in the presence of periodic body acceleration.