Lok, Yian Yian and Phang, P. and Amin, Norsarahaida and Pop, Ioan
(2003)
*Unsteady boundary layer flow of a micropolar fluid near the forward stagnation point of a plane surface.*
International Journal of Engineering Science, 41
(2).
pp. 173-186.
ISSN 0020-7225

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0020-7225(02)00146-5

## Abstract

The growth of the boundary-layer flow of a micropolar fluid started impulsively from rest near the forward stagnation point of a two-dimensional plane surface is studied theoretically. The transformed non-similar boundary-layer equations are solved numerically using a very efficient finite-difference method known as Keller-box method. This method may present well-behaved solutions for the transient (small time) solution and those of the steady-state flow (large time) solution. Numerical results are given for the reduced velocity and microrotation profiles, as well as for the skin friction coefficient when the material parameter K takes the value K=0 (Newtonian fluid), 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3. Important features of these flow characteristics are shown on graphs and in tables

Item Type: | Article |
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Subjects: | Q Science > QA Mathematics |

Divisions: | Science |

ID Code: | 7241 |

Deposited By: | Nur Amal Zakiah Shamsudin |

Deposited On: | 02 Jan 2009 01:07 |

Last Modified: | 02 Jan 2009 01:07 |

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