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Steady State Creeping Displacement of a Semi-Infinite Gas Bubble in a 2D Channel Filled by a Bingham Liquid

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Parsa Zamankhan, Shuichi Takayama, James B. Grotberg

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Paper No. SBC2009-206871, pp. 471-472; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/SBC2009-206871
From:
  • ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Lake Tahoe, California, USA, June 17–21, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4891-3
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME

abstract

The mucus layer which covers the respiratory tract is a non-Newtonian fluid with a yield stress. The amount of shear stress must exceed a certain value before significant deformation (i.e. flow) can occur. Therefore, for better understanding of some interesting phenomena in the airways, such as the propagation or rupture of a mucus plug, as may occur in asthma, cystic fibrosis, or emphysema, the yield stress behavior of the fluid needs to be considered as well.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME

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