Unsteady convective boundary layer flow of a viscous fluid at a vertical surface with variable fluid properties
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Nonlinear Anal.-Real World Appl.
Unsteady boundary layers; Variable thermal conductivity; Thermal; radiation; Heat transfer; Mixed convection; NONUNIFORM HEAT-SOURCE; LAMINAR MIXED CONVECTION; POWER-LAW FLUID; STRETCHING SHEET; MASS-TRANSFER; THERMAL-CONDUCTIVITY; FLAT-PLATE; VISCOELASTIC FLOW; MICROPOLAR FLUID; SUCTION; Mathematics, Applied
In this paper we present numerical solutions to the unsteady convective boundary layer flow of a viscous fluid at a vertical stretching surface with variable transport properties and thermal radiation. Both assisting and opposing buoyant flow situations are considered. Using a similarity transformation, the governing time-dependent partial differential equations are first transformed into coupled, non-linear ordinary differential equations with variable coefficients. Numerical solutions to these equations subject to appropriate boundary conditions are obtained by a second order finite difference scheme known as the Keller-Box method. The numerical results thus obtained are analyzed for the effects of the pertinent parameters namely, the unsteady parameter, the free convection parameter, the suction/injection parameter, the Prandtl number, the thermal conductivity parameter and the thermal radiation parameter on the flow and heat transfer characteristics. It is worth mentioning that the momentum and thermal boundary layer thicknesses decrease with an increase in the unsteady parameter. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Nonlinear Analysis-Real World Applications
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