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Unsteady laminar compressible stagnation-point boundary-layer flow over a three-dimensional body: Higher order effects

Kumari, M (1988) Unsteady laminar compressible stagnation-point boundary-layer flow over a three-dimensional body: Higher order effects. In: International Journal of Engineering Science, 26 (10). pp. 1113-1131.

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The unsteady laminar compressible three-dimensional stagnation-point boundary-layer flow with variable properties has been studied when the velocity of the incident stream, mass transfer and wall temperature vary arbitrarily with time. The second-order unsteady boundary-layer equations for all the effects have been derived by using the method of matched asymptotic expansions. Both nodal and saddle point flows as well as cold and hot wall cases have been considered. The partial differential equations governing the flow have been solved numerically using an implicit finite-difference scheme. Computations have been carried out for an accelerating stream, a decelerating stream and a fluctuating stream. The results indicate that the unsteady free stream velocity distributions, the nature of the stagnation point, the mass transfer, the wall temperature and the variation of the density-viscosity product across the boundary significantly affect the skin friction and heat transfer. The variation of the wall temperature with time strongly affects the heat transfer whereas its effect is comparatively less on skin friction. Suction increases the skin friction and heat transfer but injection does the opposite. The skin friction in the x direction due to the combined effects of first- and second-order boundary layers is less than the skin-friction in the x direction due to the first-order boundary layers for all the parameters. The overall skin friction in the z direction and heat transfer are more or less than the first-order boundary layers depending upon the values of the various parameters.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: International Journal of Engineering Science
Publisher: Elsevier
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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2010 06:59
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:39
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/21812

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