The present prospective theoretical investigation deals with analysis of the peristaltic-ciliary transport of a developing embryo within the fallopian tubal fluid in the human fallopian tube. A mathematical model of peristalsis-cilia induced flow of viscoelastic fluid characterized by the third grade fluid model within the fallopian tubal fluid in a finite two dimensional narrow tube is developed. Non-linear partial differential equation resulting from the modelling of the proposed model is solved using perturbation method. Flow variables like axial and radial velocities, appropriate residue time over tube length, pressure difference over wavelength and stream function are analyzed for embedded parameters and constants. Salient features of the pumping characteristics and trapping phenomenon are discussed in detail. The analysis showed that embedded parameters and constants have opposite effects on axial velocity and appropriate residue time over tube length. Moreover, a comparison of the peristaltic flow with the peristaltic-ciliary flow and the third grade fluid with the linearly viscous fluid is made as a special case. The relevance of the current results to the transport of a developing embryo within the fallopian tubal fluid is also explored. It reveals that, third grade fluid instead of the linearly viscous fluid and the inclusion of cilia along with peristalsis help to complete the required mitotic divisions while transporting the developing embryo within the fallopian tubal fluid in the human fallopian tube.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)