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 languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-21
Number of pages6
JournalComputers and Fluids
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

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Keywords

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

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Melting heat transfer in boundary layer stagnation-point flow towards a stretching/shrinking sheet in a micropolar fluid. / Yacob, Nor Azizah; Mohd Ishak, Anuar; Pop, Ioan.

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

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