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Unsteady incompressible boundary layer flow of a micropolar fluid at a stagnation point

Kumari, M and Nath, G (1984) Unsteady incompressible boundary layer flow of a micropolar fluid at a stagnation point. In: International Journal of Engineering Science, 22 (16). pp. 755-768.

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The flow, heat and mass transfer on the unsteady laminar incompressible boundary layer in micropolar fluid at the stagnation point of a 2-dimensional and an axisymmetric body have been studied when the free stream velocity and the wall temperature vary arbitrarily with time. The partial defferential equations governing the flow have been solved numerically using a quasilinear finite-difference scheme. The skin friction, microrotation gradient and heat transfer parameters are found to be strongly dependent on the coupling parameter, mass transfer and time, whereas the effect of the microrotation parameter on the skin friction and heat transfer is rather weak, but microrotation gradient is strongly affected by it. The Prandtl number and the variation of the wall temperature with time affect the heat-transfer very significantly but the skin friction and micrortation gradient are unaffected by them.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: International Journal of Engineering Science
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science Ltd.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2010 11:13
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:31
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/20166

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