Title

Heat-Transfer In An Electrically Conducting Fluid Over A Stretching Surface

Title - Alternative

Int. J. Non-Linear Mech.

Keywords

Suction; Mechanics

Abstract

An analysis is carried out to study the heat transfer characteristics in an electrically conducting fluid over a stretching sheet with variable wall temperature and internal heat generation or absorption. Two cases are studied, namely, (i) the sheet with prescribed surface temperature (PST case) and (ii) the sheet with prescribed wall heat flux (PHF case). The solutions for the temperature, the heat transfer characteristics and their asymptotic limits for large Prandtl number (sigma) are obtained in terms of Kummer's and parabolic cylinder functions. It is shown that asymptotic limits are not possible for small Prandtl number, this is due to the solution changing by O(1) on length scale of 1/sigma. For large Prandtl number, a boundary layer of width 1/sigma at eta = O and an internal layer of width square-root 1/sigma near the turning point are noticed.

Publication Title

International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics

Volume

27

Issue/Number

2

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

265

Last Page

277

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1992HM05700010

ISSN

0020-7462

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