Local Non-Similarity Solutions for a Forced-Free Boundary Layer Flow with Viscous Dissipation

E.W. Mureithi, D.P. Mason
2010 Mathematical and Computational Applications  
The boundary layer flow over a horizontal plate with power law variations in the freestream velocity and wall temperature of the form U e ∼ x n and T w − T ∞ ∼ x m and with viscous dissipation, is studied. The boundary layer equations are transformed to a dimensionless system of equations using a non-similarity variable ξ(x) and a pseudo-similarity variable η(x, y). The effects of the various parameters of the flow on velocity and temperature distribution in the boundary layer, on the local
more » ... friction and local heat transfer coefficients and on the non-similar terms, are investigated.
doi:10.3390/mca15040558 fatcat:csstwanlvvhj7jgwpvsmvof46m