Non-Newtonian power-law fluid flow past a shrinking sheet with suction

Anuar Mohd Ishak, Yian Yian Lok, Ioan Pop

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Abstract

The steady boundary-layer flow of a non-Newtonian fluid, represented by a power-law model, over a shrinking sheet is investigated. The transformed boundary-layer equation is solved numerically for some values of the power-law index n and suction parameter s. The effects of these parameters on the skin friction coefficient are analyzed and discussed. Different from those of a stretching sheet, the solutions are not unique and exist only if adequate suction on the boundary is imposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-150
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Engineering Communications
Volume199
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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Skin friction
Boundary layer flow
Stretching
Flow of fluids
Boundary layers
Fluids

Keywords

  • Boundary layer
  • Dual solutions
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Power-law fluid
  • Shrinking sheet

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  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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Non-Newtonian power-law fluid flow past a shrinking sheet with suction. / Mohd Ishak, Anuar; Lok, Yian Yian; Pop, Ioan.

In: Chemical Engineering Communications, Vol. 199, No. 1, 01.2012, p. 142-150.

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