On the second solution of flow of viscoelastic fluid over a stretching sheet. (English) Zbl 0841.76006

Summary: For the boundary layer flow of a viscoelastic fluid caused by the stretching of a sheet, it is demonstrated that, besides the well-known solution, a second solution exists for all nonzero values of \(k\), the viscoelastic fluid parameter. This solution is obtained in closed form. It exhibits an oscillatory behavior with the oscillations increasing as \(k\) approaches zero.


76A10 Viscoelastic fluids
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