Computational dynamics of arterial blood flow in the presence of magnetic field and thermal radiation therapy
Please cite as follows: Chinyoka, T. & Makinde, O. D. 2014. Computational dynamics of arterial blood flow in the presence of magnetic field and thermal radiation therapy. Advances in Mathematical Physics, 2014:1-9 (Article ID 915640), doi:10.1155/2014/915640.
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We conduct a numerical study to determine the influence of magnetic field and thermal radiation on both velocity and temperature distributions in a single blood vessel. The model here assumes that blood is a Newtonian incompressible conducting fluid with radially varying viscosity due to hematocrit variation. The transient equations of momentum and energy transport governing the flow in an axisymmetric configuration are solved numerically using a semi-implicit finite difference method. Results are presented graphically and discussed both qualitatively and quantitatively from the physiological point of view. The results of this work may enhance current understanding of the factors that determine the effects of hyperthermia treatment on tumor tissues.