An analysis of the swimming problem of a singly flagellated micro-organism in an MHD fluid

A. R. Ansari, A. M. Siddiqui, T. Hayat

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Abstract

The present work is concerned with the study of the swimming of flagellated microscopic organisms, which employ a single flagellum for propulsion in a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) fluid. The flow is modeled by appropriate equations and the organism is modeled by an infinite flexible but inextensible transversely waving sheet, which represents approximately the flagellum. The governing equations subject to appropriate boundary conditions are solved analytically. Expressions for the velocity of propulsion of the microscopic organism are obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-481
Number of pages5
JournalNonlinear Dynamics
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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