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Effect of large blowing rates on the compressible boundary layer flow at the stagnation point of a rotating sphere

Kumari, M and Nath, G (1997) Effect of large blowing rates on the compressible boundary layer flow at the stagnation point of a rotating sphere. In: Acta Mechanica, 121 (1-4). pp. 115-129.

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The effect of a large surface blowing (injection) rate on the steady laminar compressible boundary-layer flow at the forward stagnation point of a rotating sphere has been studied. The resulting coupled nonlinear ordinary differential equations have been solved using two methods, namely, the method of matched asymptotic expansion and the implicit finite difference scheme in combination with the quasilinearization technique. It is found that the boundary layer thickness increases considerably with the blowing rate. The location of the dividing streamline moves away from the surface with increasing blowing rates, but moves towards the surface when the total enthalpy at the wall or the rotation parameter increases. For large blowing rates and small rotation parameter the surface heat transfer and the surface shear stress in the tangential direction tend to zero, but the longitudinal shear stress remains finite but small. Also, for this case, the longitudinal shear stress at the wall is approximately found to be directly proportional to the sum of the total enthalpy at the wall and to the square of the rotation parameter and inversely proportional to the blowing rates. The rotation parameter induces overshoot in the longitudinal velocity, and the magnitude of the velocity overshoot increases significantly with rotation and blowing parameters. However, there is no overshoot in the longitudinal velocity in the absence of rotation whatever may be the values of the blowing parameter.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Acta Mechanica
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2009 06:29
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/18897

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