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New Journal of Science
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 5717542, 14 pages
Research Article

Influence of an Inclined Magnetic Field and Rotation on the Peristaltic Flow of a Micropolar Fluid in an Inclined Channel

1Department of Mathematics, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar 608 002, India
2Mathematics Section, FEAT, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar 608 002, India

Received 22 April 2016; Accepted 18 August 2016

Academic Editor: Salvatore Magazu

Copyright © 2016 Ajaz Ahmad Dar and K. Elangovan. 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.


This present article deals with the interaction of both rotation and inclined magnetic field on peristaltic flow of a micropolar fluid in an inclined symmetric channel with sinusoidal waves roving down its walls. The highly nonlinear equations are simplified by adopting low Reynolds number and long wavelength approach. The analytical and numerical solutions for axial velocity, spin velocity, volume flow rate, pressure gradient, pressure rise per wavelength, and stream function have been computed and analyzed. The quantitative effects of various embedded physical parameters are inspected and displayed graphically with fussy prominence. Pressure rise, frictional forces, and pumping phenomenon are portrayed and characterized graphically.