The aim of the paper is to develop a simple model for capillary tissue fluid exchange system to study the effect of glycocalyx layer on the single file flow of red cells. We have considered the channel version of an idealized Krogh capillary-tissue exchange system. The glycocalyx and the tissue are represented as porous layers with different property parametric values. Hydrodynamic Lubrication theory is used to compute the squeezing flow of plasma within the small gap between the cell and the glycocalyx layer symmetrically surrounded by the tissue. The system of non linear partial differential equations has been solved using analytical techniques. The model predicts that decrease in glycocalyx thickness reduces the axial velocity of plasma and the resistance to flow increases in presence of glycocalyx.
Bali, Rekha; Mishra, Swati; and Tandon, P. N.
Effect of Glycocalyx on Red Blood Cell Motion in Capillary Surrounded by Tissue,
Applications and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal (AAM), Vol. 4,
1, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/aam/vol4/iss1/11