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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2011, Article ID 971456, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/971456
Research Article

Effect of Rotation and Magnetic Field through Porous Medium on Peristaltic Transport of a Jeffrey Fluid in Tube

1Mathematics Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
2Mathematics Department, Faculty of Science, Sohag University, Sohag 82524, Egypt

Received 8 June 2011; Accepted 25 July 2011

Academic Editor: Angelo Luongo

Copyright © 2011 S. R. Mahmoud. 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.

Abstract

This paper is concerned with the analysis of peristaltic motion of a Jeffrey fluid in a tube with sinusoidal wave travelling down its wall. The effect of rotation, porous medium, and magnetic field on peristaltic transport of a Jeffrey fluid in tube is studied. The fluid is electrically conducting in the presence of rotation and a uniform magnetic field. An analytic solution is carried out for long wavelength, axial pressure gradient, and low Reynolds number considerations. The results for pressure rise and frictional force per wavelength were obtained, evaluated numerically, and discussed briefly.