Numerical investigation of MHD boundary layer flow of an upper-convected maxwell fluid over a rigid plate

Leony Tham Yew Seng, Roslinda Mohd. Nazar

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In this paper, the problem of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) boundary layer flow of an upper-convected Maxwell fluid over a rigid surface is investigated, numerically. The governing boundary layer equation is reduced into ordinary differential equation by a similarity transformation. The transformed equation is then solved numerically using an implicit finite-difference scheme known as the Keller-box method. The effects of the Deborah number and magnetic parameter on the velocity profiles and the skin friction coefficients are computed, analyzed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-58
Number of pages10
JournalFar East Journal of Mathematical Sciences
Volume39
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

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Maxwell Fluid
Magnetohydrodynamic Flow
Boundary Layer Flow
Numerical Investigation
Skin Friction
Similarity Transformation
Friction Coefficient
Velocity Profile
Finite Difference Scheme
Boundary Layer
Ordinary differential equation

Keywords

  • Boundary layer
  • Finite-difference
  • Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Numerical solution
  • Upper-convected Maxwell fluid

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  • Mathematics(all)

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Numerical investigation of MHD boundary layer flow of an upper-convected maxwell fluid over a rigid plate. / Seng, Leony Tham Yew; Mohd. Nazar, Roslinda.

In: Far East Journal of Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 39, No. 1, 04.2010, p. 49-58.

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