Momentum and heat transfer on a continuous moving surface in a power law fluid. (English) Zbl 0915.76005

Summary: This analysis examines the momentum and heat transfer occurring in the laminar boundary layer on a continuously moving and stretching two-dimensional surface in a non-Newtonian power law fluid. The Merk-Chao series expansion is used to generate ordinary differential equations from the partial differential momentum equation in order to obtain universal velocity functions. For the problem of combined momentum and heat transfer in the boundary layer of the moving sheet, a general power series is used to describe the fluid velocity and temperature. Examples for a nonlinear surface velocity and a linearly stretching surface velocity are provided.


76A05 Non-Newtonian fluids
80A20 Heat and mass transfer, heat flow (MSC2010)
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