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MHD boundary-layer flow of a non-Newtonian fluid over a continuously moving surface with a parallel free stream

Kumari, M and Nath, G (2001) MHD boundary-layer flow of a non-Newtonian fluid over a continuously moving surface with a parallel free stream. In: Acta Mechanica, 146 (3). pp. 139-150.

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Abstract

The MHD flow and heat transfer of a non-Newtonian power-law fluid over a continuously moving surface with a parallel free stream have been investigated. The partial differential equations governing the non-similar flow have been solved numerically using an implicit finite-difference scheme. The skin friction and heat-transfer coefficients increase with the magnetic parameter and they are more for the pseudoplastic fluid than for the dilatant fluid. The heat-transfer coefficient increases significantly with the Prandtl number. The gradient of the velocity at the surface is negative when the wall velocity is greater than the free stream velocity, and it is positive when the wall velocity is less than the free stream velocity.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2004
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2012 09:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/1935

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