Kumari, M and Nath, G (1999) Flow and heat transfer in a stagnation-point flow over a stretching sheet with a magnetic field. In: Mechanics Research Communications, 26 (4). pp. 469-478.
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The flow and heat transfer problem in the boundary layer induced by a continuous moving surface is important in many manufacturing processes in industry such as the boundary layer along material handling conveyers, the aerodynamic extrusion of plastic sheet, the cooling of an infinite metalic plate in a cooling bath (which may also be electrolyte). Glass blowing, continuous casting and spinning of fibres also involve the flow due to a stretching surface. Sakiadis  was the first to study the flow induced by a semi-infinite moving wall in an ambient fluid. On the other hand, Crane  first studied the flow over a linearly stretching sheet in an ambient fluid. Subsequently, Crane  also investigated the corresponding heat transfer problem. Since then several authors [4-8] have studied various aspects of this problem such as the effects of mass transfer, variable wall temperature, constant heat flux, magnetic field etc. Recently, Andersson  has obtained an exact solution of the Navier-Stokes equations for the MHD flow over a linearly stretching sheet in an ambient fluid. Also Chiam  has studied the heat transfer with variable thermal conductivity on a stretching sheet when the velocities of the sheet and the free stream are equal.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.|
|Keywords:||Stagnation-point flow;Stretching sheet;Magnetic field;Numerical and analytical solutions.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics|
|Date Deposited:||21 Jul 2009 12:37|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:28|
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