Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological SystemsLecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 92, July 2009$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Martine Ben Amar, Alain Goriely, Martin Michael Müller, and Leticia Cugliandolo

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199605835

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605835.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 26 August 2019

Dynamics of complex biofluids

Dynamics of complex biofluids

(p.65) 3 Dynamics of complex biofluids
New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological Systems

Christel Hohenegger

Michael J. Shelley

Oxford University Press

This chapter is organized as follows. Section 2 reviews the basics of non-Newtonian fluid mechanics and then focuses on the two main examples, of rod-shaped and dumbbell-shaped immersed particles. The latter is a necessary element in the derivation of the Oldroyd-B model and is described in Section 3.3. In order to find the extra stress due to a suspension of rod-like bodies, the Kirkwood formula is recalled in Section 3.2.3 and its application to an actively swimming rod is presented. The last section, Section 3.4, consists of an overview of recent work on two important applications, pumping and swimming. In-depth details are given on the continuum model describing a suspension of active rods and its stability behaviour around a state of uniformity and isotropy.

Keywords:   non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, immersed particles, Oldroyd-B model, Kirkwood formula, swimming rod, pumping

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .