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Chin. Phys. B, 2013, Vol. 22(7): 074701    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/22/7/074701

Casson fluid flow and heat transfer over a nonlinearly stretching surface

Swati Mukhopadhyay
Department of Mathematics, the University of Burdwan, Burdwan-713104, W. B., India
Abstract  A boundary layer analysis is presented for non-Newtonian fluid flow and heat transfer over a nonlinearly stretching surface. The Casson fluid model is used to characterize the non-Newtonian fluid behavior. By using suitable transformations, the governing partial differential equations corresponding to the momentum and energy equations are converted into non-linear ordinary differential equations. Numerical solutions of these equations are obtained with the shooting method. The effect of increasing the Casson parameter is to suppress the velocity field. However the temperature is enhanced with the increasing Casson parameter.
Keywords:  nonlinear stretching      Casson fluid      heat transfer      similarity transformations  
Received:  10 November 2012      Revised:  18 January 2013      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  47.15.Cb (Laminar boundary layers)  
  44.20.+b (Boundary layer heat flow)  
  47.50.-d (Non-Newtonian fluid flows)  
Fund: Project supported by UGC, New Delhi, India under the Special Assistance Programme DSA Phase-1.
Corresponding Authors:  Swati Mukhopadhyay     E-mail:

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Swati Mukhopadhyay Casson fluid flow and heat transfer over a nonlinearly stretching surface 2013 Chin. Phys. B 22 074701

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