New similarity solution of boundary layer flow along a continuously moving convectively heated horizontal plate by deductive group method

Mohammed Uddin, Waqar Khan, Ahmad Ismail, M.A.A. Hamad
2015 Thermal Science  
A mathematical model is presented and analyzed for steady 2-D non-isothermal laminar free convective boundary layer flow along a convectively heated moving horizontal plate. New similarity transformations are developed using one parameter deductive group transformations and hence the governing transport equations are reduced to a system of coupled, non-linear ordinary differential equations with associated boundary conditions. The reduced equations are then solved numerically by an implicit
more » ... te difference numerical method. The effects of pertinent parameters on the non-dimensional velocity, temperature, friction factor, and heat transfer rates are investigated and presented graphically. It is found that friction factor decreases with the free convective parameter and rate of heat transfer increases with the convection-conduction parameter.
doi:10.2298/tsci130115014u fatcat:zkpfdjq7vzav5juxwy7ucgnwpu