Flow and heat transfer over a stretching cylinder with prescribed surface heat flux

Norfifah Bachok, Anuar Mohd Ishak

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Abstract

The steady laminar flow caused by a stretching cylinder immersed in an incompressible viscous fluid with prescribed surface heat flux is investigated. The governing partial differential boundary layer equations in cylindrical form are first transformed into ordinary differential equations before being solved numerically by a finite-difference method. The problem under consideration reduces to the flat plate case when the curvature parameter is absent, and thus the results obtained can be compared with that case which is available in the literature as well as the exact solution, and found to be in good agreement. The solutions for the heat transfer characteristics are evaluated numerically for different parameters, such as the curvature parameter g, and the Prandtl number Pr. It is observed that the surface shear stress and the heat transfer rate at the surface increase as the curvature parameter increases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-169
Number of pages11
JournalMalaysian Journal of Mathematical Sciences
Volume4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

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Heat Flux
Heat Transfer
Curvature
Flat Plate
Prandtl number
Laminar Flow
Steady Flow
Shear Stress
Viscous Fluid
Incompressible Fluid
Difference Method
Boundary Layer
Finite Difference
Ordinary differential equation
Exact Solution
Partial

Keywords

  • Boundary layer
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Heat transfer
  • Stretching cylinder

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  • Mathematics(all)

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Flow and heat transfer over a stretching cylinder with prescribed surface heat flux. / Bachok, Norfifah; Mohd Ishak, Anuar.

In: Malaysian Journal of Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 2, 07.2010, p. 159-169.

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