K. Maruthi Prasad_SCET 2018 - Engii
Prof. K. Maruthi Prasad
Prof. K. Maruthi Prasad
GITAM University, India
Peristaltic Transport plays an in important role in physiological systems. Peristalsis is a mechanism for fluid transport, which is achieved by the passage of progressive waves of area contraction and expansion over flexible walls of a tube containing fluid. From physiological point of view, peristalsis appears to be the major mechanism for urine transport through urter, food mixing and chime movement in the intestines [see Fig.1.1], transport of spermatozoa in the ducts efferent’s of the male reproductive organ, movement of egg in the female fallopian tube, motion of spermatozoa in cervical canal and transport of bile in bile duct. It has been suggested that peristalsis may be associated with the vasomotion of small blood vessels. Biomedical instruments such as heart-lung machine work on this principle. Roller and finger pump use peristalsis to pump blood and corrosive materials so as to prevent direct contact of the fluid with the pump’s internal surfaces. Mathematical modeling of peristaltic transport is very useful in designing biomedical devices liken heart lung machine to pump blood etc
Dr. K. Maruthi Prasad is working as a professor of Mathematics at School of Technology, GITAM University, Hyderabad, India. He completed his PhD from National Institute of Technology, Warangal. His area of research is bio-fluid dynamics. He has 22 years of experience in teaching profession. He published more than 50 research papers in reputed journals like physics of fluids etc, he guided 4 PH.D’s and 4 are working under him.