Flow in a wavy-walled channel lined with a poroelastic layer

@inproceedings{Wei2003FlowIA,
  title={Flow in a wavy-walled channel lined with a poroelastic layer},
  author={B H Wei and Sarah L. Waters and James B. Grotberg},
  year={2003}
}
Motivated by physiological flows in capillaries, venules and the pleural space, the pressure-driven flow of a Newtonian fluid in a two-dimensional wavy-walled channel is investigated theoretically. The sinusoidal wavy shape is due to the configuration of underlying cells, their nuclei and intercellular junctions or clefts. The walls are lined with a thin poroelastic layer that models the glycocalyx coating of the cell surface. The upper and lower wavy walls are offset axially by the phase angle… CONTINUE READING