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Boundary Layer Flow Due To A Moving Flat Plate In Micropolar Fluid

Salleh, Mohd. Zuki and Mohd. Rohni, Azizah and Amin, Norsarahaida (2005) Boundary Layer Flow Due To A Moving Flat Plate In Micropolar Fluid. Jurnal Teknologi C (43C). pp. 67-83. ISSN 0127-9696

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Abstract

The mathematical model for a boundary layer flow due to a moving flat plate in micropolar fluid is discussed. The plate is moving continuously in the positive x-direction with a constant velocity. The governing boundary-layer equations are solved numerically using an implicit finite-difference scheme. Numerical results presented include the reduced velocity profiles, gyration component profiles and the development of wall shear stress. The results obtained, when the material parameter K = 0 (Newtonian fluid) showed excellent agreement with those for viscous fluids. Further, the wall shear stress increases with increasing K. For fixed K, the wall shear, stress decreases and the gyration component increases with increasing values of n, in the range 0>n>1 where n is a ratio of the gyration vector component and the fluid shear stress at the wall.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Boundary Layer, Micropolar Fluid, Moving Flat Plate, Keller-Box Method, Mathematical Model
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions:Education
ID Code:1392
Deposited By: En Mohd. Nazir Md. Basri
Deposited On:05 Mar 2007 02:49
Last Modified:07 Nov 2010 05:27

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