A planar model for mucociliary transport: effect of mucus viscoelasticity.

@article{King1993APM,
  title={A planar model for mucociliary transport: effect of mucus viscoelasticity.},
  author={Malcolm King and Manju Agarwal and Jayesh B Shukla},
  journal={Biorheology},
  year={1993},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={49-61}
}
A planar two-layer fluid model is proposed to study the transport of mucus in the respiratory tracts due to cilia beating and air motion by considering mucus as a viscoelastic fluid. The effect of air motion due to forced expiration and other processes is considered by prescribing shear stress at the mucus-air interface. It is shown that the transport of mucus increases as the pressure drop, shear stress due to air motion and the velocity generated by cilia tips and the serous sublayer increase… CONTINUE READING