TY - JOUR
A2 - Luongo, Angelo
AU - Nadeem, Sohail
AU - Ashiq, Sadaf
AU - Ali, Mohamed
PY - 2012
DA - 2012/04/09
TI - Williamson Fluid Model for the Peristaltic Flow of Chyme in Small Intestine
SP - 479087
VL - 2012
AB - Mathematical model for the peristaltic flow of chyme in small intestine along with inserted endoscope is considered. Here, chyme is treated as Williamson fluid,and the flow is considered between the annular region formed by two concentric tubes (i.e., outer tube as small intestine and inner tube as endoscope). Flow is induced by two sinusoidal peristalticwaves of different wave lengths, traveling down the intestinal wall with the same speed. The governing equations of Williamson fluid in cylindrical coordinates have been modeled. The resulting nonlinear momentum equations are simplified using long wavelength and low Reynolds number approximations. The resulting problem is solved using regular perturbation method in terms of a variant of Weissenberg number We. The numerical solution of the problem is also computed by using shooting method, and comparison of results of both solutions for velocity field is presented. The expressions for axial velocity, frictional force, pressure rise, stream function, and axial pressure gradient are obtained, and the effects of various emerging parameters on the flow characteristics are illustrated graphically. Furthermore, the streamlines pattern is plotted, and it is observed that trapping occurs, and the size of the trapped bolus varies with varying embedded flow parameters.
SN - 1024-123X
UR - https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/479087
DO - 10.1155/2012/479087
JF - Mathematical Problems in Engineering
PB - Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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