Boundary layer flow and heat transfer with variable fluid properties on a moving flat plate in a parallel free stream

Norfifah Bachok, Anuar Mohd Ishak, Ioan Pop

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The steady boundary layer flow and heat transfer of a viscous fluid on a moving flat plate in a parallel free stream with variable fluid properties are studied. Two special cases, namely, constant fluid properties and variable fluid viscosity, are considered. The transformed boundary layer equations are solved numerically by a finite-difference scheme known as Keller-box method. Numerical results for the flow and the thermal fields for both cases are obtained for various values of the free stream parameter and the Prandtl number. It is found that dual solutions exist for both cases when the fluid and the plate move in the opposite directions. Moreover, fluid with constant properties shows drag reduction characteristics compared to fluid with variable viscosity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number372623
JournalJournal of Applied Mathematics
Volume2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Boundary layer flow
Boundary Layer Flow
Flat Plate
Heat Transfer
Heat transfer
Fluid
Fluids
Variable Viscosity
Drag Reduction
Dual Solutions
Viscosity
Prandtl number
Steady Flow
Drag reduction
Finite Difference Scheme
Viscous Fluid
Boundary Layer
Boundary layers
Numerical Results

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Boundary layer flow and heat transfer with variable fluid properties on a moving flat plate in a parallel free stream. / Bachok, Norfifah; Mohd Ishak, Anuar; Pop, Ioan.

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