Thermal analysis of airway mucus clearance by ciliary activity in the presence of inertial forces

Shaheen, S, Maqbool, K, Beg, OA ORCID: and Gul, F 2021, 'Thermal analysis of airway mucus clearance by ciliary activity in the presence of inertial forces' , SN Applied Sciences, 3 (4) , p. 461.

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In this study heat transfer effects on cilia induced mucus flow in human airways is presented. The elliptic wave pattern of cilia tips produces metachronal wave which enables the transportation of highly viscous mucus with nonzero inertial forces. Upper Convective Maxwell model is considered as mucus. The governing partial differential equations are transformed from the fixed frame to the wave frame by using Galilean transformation and viscous dissipation is also incorporated in the energy equation. The non-linear governing equations are evaluated by the perturbation technique by using software “MATHEMATICA” and pressure rise is computed by numerical integration. The impact of interested parameters on temperature profile, velocity, pressure rise and pressure gradient are plotted by the graphs. The comparison of velocities due to symplectic and antiplectic metachronal wave are also achieved graphically.

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Additional Information: ** From Springer Nature via Jisc Publications Router ** Licence for this article: **Journal IDs: pissn 2523-3963; eissn 2523-3971 **Article IDs: publisher-id: s42452-021-04439-1; manuscript: 4439 **History: published 04-2021; published 16-03-2021; online 16-03-2021; registration 25-02-2021; accepted 25-02-2021; submitted 28-05-2020
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: SN Applied Sciences
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
ISSN: 2523-3971
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Funders: BMC Software (US)
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Depositing User: Publications Router
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2021 10:57
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 06:53

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