Investigation of Lipoprotein Based MHD Fluid Flow Through an Arterial Channel with Haematocrit
K. Wilcox Bunonyoα & E. Amosσ
Mathematical models were formulated to investigate lipoprotein based MHD fluid flow through a stenosed arterial channel with hematocrit has been studied. The governing nonlinear partial differential equations have been transformed into linear partial differential equations, which are solved analytically. The numerical simulations were done using Mathe- matica 12, results are presented graphically in the form of velocity and concentration profiles. The effects of various parameters such as the Solutal Grashof number, Schmidt number and other parameters such as Hematocrit parameter, lipoprotein external source parameter on the velocity and concen- tration have been examined with the help of the graphs. The present results have an important bearing on the therapeutic procedure of hyperthermia, particularly in understanding/ regulating blood flow and lipid profile in the blood.
Keywords: Lipoprotein, Artery, Blood, Hematocrit, MHD, Fluid And Flow.
Author α: Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria,
σ: Department of Mathematics, Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
The investigation of blood flow through arteries is considerably very important in many cardiovas- cular diseases. The poor circulation of blood in the body due to occlusion/blockage in arteries is one major health risks. Arteries channels oxy- genated blood with nutrients from the heart to the tissues of the body, in the circulatory system of the human body. Blood is a viscous fluid circulating in the artery/vein. It has a strong nourishing effect on the human body and serves as one of the basic substances constituting the human body. Blood is a wonderful fluid which is an important factor of life.
Atherosclerosis is hardening of a blood vessel from a buildup of plaque as a result of excessive cholesterol (lipoprotein) intake. Plaque is made of fatty deposits, cholesterol, and calcium. Plaque buildup causes the artery to narrow and harden which is a serious risk to human living.
Plaque buildup can slow and even stop blood flow. This means the tissue supplied by the artery is cut off from its blood supply and as such humans must watch the quantity of cholesterol they consume. It often leads to pain or decreased function. This condition can cause a number of serious health problems. Over the last two decades there has been theoretical and experi- mental studies of blood flow through the circulatory system of living mammals, has been the subject of scientific research and literatures available such as: characteristics of blood flow through an artery in the presence of multi- stenosis were studied by Chakravarty and Sannigrahi  the investigation of basic BFD flow problems attracts interest due to the numerous proposed applications in bioengineering and medical sciences.
Bio-fluids in the presence of a magnetic field with dissipation finds its applications in various upcoming fields like innovative drug targeting, surgical operations, etc. Haik et al.  reported a 30 percent decrease in blood flow rate when subjected to a high magnetic field of 10 T while Yadav et al.  found a similar reduction in blood flow rate but at a much smaller magnetic field of 0.002 T. Sharma et al.  formulated a mathematical model for the hydro-magnetic bio-fluid flow in the porous medium with Joule effect. A theoretical analysis of blood flow and heat transfer in a permeable vessel in the presence of an external magnetic field was made by Sinha et al. . Shit and Roy  investigated the effect of induced magnetic field on blood flow through a constricted channel, and demonstrated that increasing the values of the magnetic field reduces the velocity of the blood flow at the center. Rahbari et al.  carried out an analytical study on blood flow containing nanoparticles through porous blood vessels in the presence of the magnetic field using the Homotopy Perturbation Method (HPM). Blood flow in a large blood vessel has a profound influence on the efficiency of thermal therapy treatment. Electromagnetic heat, such as short waves and microwaves, sends heat up to 2 inches into the tissue and muscles. It works best for injuries in joints, muscles, and tendons. Moreover, hyperthermia treatment is found to be effective during cancer therapy in recent years. Its objective is to raise the temperature of pathological tissues above cytotoxic temperatures (41–450C) without overexposing healthy tissues . Heat and mass transfer of blood flow considering its pulsatile hydro-magnetic rheological nature under the presence of viscous dissipation, Joule heating and a finite heat source was discussed by Sharma et al. . Sinha and Shit  investigated the combined effects of thermal radiation and MHD heat transfer blood flow through a capillary. Thermal radiation effect on inclined arterial blood flow through a non-Darcian porous medium with magnetic field was discussed by Sharma et al. . In spite of all these studies, the investigation of lipoprotein based MHD blood flow through a stenosed artery with hematocrit was given little attention. Hence, the main object of the present investigation is to study the importance of the hematocrit and external lipoprotein on blood flow.
We consider a blood flow through an artery by assuming the artery to be a channel, and blood as an incompressible Newtonian fluid, viscous and electrically conducting. The viscous nature of blood is assumed to be due to the percentage of red blood and lipid. The lipoprotein is the protein in the blood which causes some impediment of the flow with an increase in concentration. The flow is caused by the pumping action of the heart. In addition, we assume to be the velocity of the fluid,as the concentration of lipoprotein at the wall and far field,as the molecular diffusivity,is the external lipid source and is the hematocrit. The governing equation for the flow of the fluid through an artery is stated as coupled partial differential equations as stated below. See Bunonyo et al .
Subject to the corresponding boundary conditions are:
, at (3)
, at (4)
We assume that the lipoprotein concentration dependent on the fluid viscosity, mass diffusion and external lipoprotein–C source respectively as:
, and, (5)
We consider the following dimensionless parameters:
Transforming equation (1) and (2) using equation (6), we obtain the following:
Subject to the corresponding boundary conditions are:
, at (9)
, at (10)
METHOD OF SOLUTION
In order solve equation (7) and equation (8) subject the boundary conditions in equation (9) – (10), we have to consider the solution in the following form:
We substitute equation (11) into equation (7) – (8), we obtain the following:
Subject to the corresponding boundary conditions are:
, at (14)
, at (15)
Let,,and so that equation (12) to (13) can be transformed to:
Equation (16) and (17) are ordinary differential equations, we have to solve them subject to the boundary conditions in equation (14) – (15).
Solving equation (17) which has the general solutions as:
We determine the coefficients in equation (18) using the boundary conditions in equation (14) and (15) as:
Substitute the values in equation (19) into equation (18), we obtain the following:
Now, substitute equation (20) into equation (11), we obtain the following:
To solve the nonhomogeneous ordinary differential equation, we substitute equation (21) into equation (16) as follows:
Solving for equation (22), we have to first obtain the complementary before the particular solution. So, the homogenous solution takes the general form:
The particular solution takes the form:
Differentiate according to the order of the differential equation (22), we obtain:
Substituting the values in equation (25) into equation (24), we obtain the following:
The general solution to the momentum equation (22), we have the following:
We can solve for the constant coefficients in (27) using the boundary condition in equations (14) and (15), we obtain the following:
Then the general solution for the velocity profile is:
In this section, we have to carry out numerical simulation of the equation (21) and (29) using the following parameter values to investigate the effect of haematocrit, oscillatory parameter, mass lipoprotein source parameter and Schmidt number on the velocity and concentration functions respectively. Assuming the values for the variable parameters such as:,,,and . We present the graphical results as follows:
Fig 1: Influence of EMBED Equation DSMT4 on concentration profile
Fig 2: Influence of EMBED Equation DSMT4 on concentration profile
Fig 3: Influence of EMBED Equation DSMT4 on concentration profile
.Fig 4:Influence of EMBED Equation DSMT4 on velocity profile
Fig 5:Influence of EMBED Equation DSMT4 on velocity profile
Fig 6:Influence of EMBED Equation DSMT4 on velocity profile
Fig 7:Influence of EMBED Equation DSMT4 on velocity profile
The Schmidt number clearly influenced the concentration profile as can seen in Fig 1. This however converged at a point for different values of Schmidt number increase before the concen- tration profile diverged.
As we can see in Fig 2, the increasing level of lipoprotein from a source can actually increase the level of the concentration profile on the downstream as indicated in the figure. However, we observed some level of divergence in concentration profile as the boundary layer is increased.
Fig 3 illustrates the influence of the height of stenosis on concentration profile through an artery while other valuable parameters are kept as the same. We noticed that as increased from 1 to 4 units, there exists a corresponding increase in flow concentration profile in general. It clearly indicates thatwhich is a reduction in stenosis.
In Fig 4 we noticed an increase in velocity profile as the value of the Schmidt number increases from 0.22 to 0.9. It clearly shows that the porosity remained constant while the dynamic viscosity of the fluid was improved. However, the flow obtained different peaks for different values of the Schmidt number before decelerating to zero, which is an indication that for us to maintain some level of flow velocity,we have to consider the dynamic viscosity of the fluid as it relates to the molecular diffusivity.
Fig 5 depicts a clear case of an improved flow as the concentration Grashof number is increased from 5 to 20. This researched result is of the opinion that the concentration difference between the wall and that of the far field is greater than dynamic viscosity of the fluid can actually improve the flow.
High cholesterol actually increases the viscosity of the fluid because it adds to the protein level in the blood plasma fluid thereby causing some sought of slow movement of the fluid towards the downstream and causing the heart rate to increase as seen in Fig 6. But as indicated in the figure, we can say that flow gets a peak for different values ofbefore decelerating to zero in an unimaginable fashion.
Hematocrit as earlier stated is the percentage of red blood cells in the blood volume, which means it has quite a substantial amount of hemoglobin in the bloodstream. However, we noticed in Fig 7 that as the hematocrit level is increased from 1 to 4 through a supplement there is increase in the general blood flow but different level of results to decrease due to an increased viscosity.
In this paper, investigation of lipoprotein based MHD fluid flow through an arterial channel with haematocrit is analyzed. The conclusions of the present analysis are as follows:
- The velocity profile was raised for the increasing values of Solutal Grashof number, Schmidt number.
- An increase in Schmidt number increases the concentration profile
- With increasing values of the hematocrit initially increased the velocity to a peak before it decelerated to zero.
- Lipoprotein source parameter also influences the flow profile to increase to a peak before decelerating to zero as clearly seen.
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