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Heat Transfer in Boundary Layer Viscolastic Fluid Flow Over Anexponentially Stretching Sheet

Okedoye, A.M. and Waheed , A. and Ayandokun, O.O. (2013) Heat Transfer in Boundary Layer Viscolastic Fluid Flow Over Anexponentially Stretching Sheet. Science Focus: An International Journal of Biological and Physical Sciences, 18 (1). pp. 10-20. ISSN 1596-7026

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The paper presents the study of momentum and heat transfer characteristics in a visco-elastic boundary layer fluid flow over an exponentially stretching continuous sheet with non-uniform heat source. The flow is generated solely by the application of two equal and opposite forces along the x-axis such that stretching of the boundary surface is of exponential order in x and influenced by uniform magnetic field applied vertically. The non-linear boundary layer equation for momentum is converted into ordinary differential equation by means of similarity transformation. Approximate analytical similarity solutions is obtained for the dimensionless stream function and velocity distribution function after transforming the boundary layer equation into Riccati type and solving it sequentially. Heat transfer equation is then solved using Runge-Kutta fourth order method. The accuracy of the analytical solutions is also verified by comparing the solutions obtained to those in literature when Hartmann number is zero. The effects of various physical parameters on velocity, skin friction, temperature and Nusselt number profiles are presented graphically.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Mathematics
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2014 06:27
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2014 06:27

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