Fluid transport in a thick layer above an active ciliated surface.

Abstract

The discrete cilia approach is employed to describe the flow field above an active ciliated surface in a layer of finite depth. The infinite-size cilia surface model predicts a uniform flow above the cilia surface. Modifications as a result of a finitely extending cilia surface inside a finite-size dish predict a backward parabolic profile above an active cilia surface. Experiments are described which demonstrate a good fit between theoretical predictions and observations. The results provide a sound physical basis for the proper interpretation of fluid-flow observations close to an active ciliary field.

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@article{Liron1980FluidTI, title={Fluid transport in a thick layer above an active ciliated surface.}, author={N Liron and Frederico da C. A. Meyer}, journal={Biophysical journal}, year={1980}, volume={30 3}, pages={463-72} }