# Melting heat transfer in boundary layer stagnation-point flow towards a stretching/shrinking sheet in a micropolar fluid

Nor Azizah Yacob, Anuar Mohd Ishak, Ioan Pop

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### Abstract

The steady boundary layer stagnation-point flow of a micropolar fluid towards a horizontal linearly stretching/shrinking sheet is investigated. A mathematical model is developed to study the heat transfer characteristics occurring during the melting process due to a stretching/shrinking sheet. The transformed non-linear ordinary differential equations governing the flow are solved numerically by the Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg method with shooting technique. It is found that dual solutions exist for the shrinking case, while for the stretching case, the solution is unique.

Original language English 16-21 6 Computers and Fluids 47 1 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2011.01.040 Published - Aug 2011

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### Keywords

• Boundary layer
• Fluid mechanics
• Melting
• Micropolar fluid
• Shrinking sheet
• Stretching sheet

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• Computer Science(all)
• Engineering(all)

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In: Computers and Fluids, Vol. 47, No. 1, 08.2011, p. 16-21.

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