Similarity Solutions for Flow and Heat Transfer of Non-Newtonian Fluid over a Stretching Surface

Atta Sojoudi, Ali Mazloomi, Suvash C. Saha, Y. T. Gu
2014 Journal of Applied Mathematics  
Similarity solutions are carried out for flow of power law non-Newtonian fluid film on unsteady stretching surface subjected to constant heat flux. Free convection heat transfer induces thermal boundary layer within a semi-infinite layer of Boussinesq fluid. The nonlinear coupled partial differential equations (PDE) governing the flow and the boundary conditions are converted to a system of ordinary differential equations (ODE) using two-parameter groups. This technique reduces the number of
more » ... es the number of independent variables by two, and finally the obtained ordinary differential equations are solved numerically for the temperature and velocity using the shooting method. The thermal and velocity boundary layers are studied by the means of Prandtl number and non-Newtonian power index plotted in curves.
doi:10.1155/2014/718319 fatcat:272eb3e6grcvtdowsktz7kqjdi