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Unsteady Incompressible Three-Dimensional Asymmetric Stagnation-Point Boundary Layers

Kumari, M and Nath, G (1980) Unsteady Incompressible Three-Dimensional Asymmetric Stagnation-Point Boundary Layers. In: Journal of Applied Mechanics, 47 (2). pp. 241-146.

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The unsteady laminar incompressible boundary-layer flow near the three-dimensional asymmetric stagnation point has been studied under the assumptions that the free-stream velocity, wall temperature, and surface mass transfer vary arbitrarily with time. The partial differential equations governing the flow have been solved numerically using an implicit finite-difference scheme. It is found that in contrast with the symmetric flow, the maximum heat transfer occurs away from the stagnation point due to the decrease in the boundary-layer thickness. The effect of the variation of the wall temperature with time on heat transfer is strong. The skin friction and heat transfer due to asymmetric flow only are comparatively less affected by the mass transfer as compared to those of symmetric flow.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Applied Mechanics
Publisher: Asme
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Asme.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2009 09:25
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2009 09:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/24884

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