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Math. Comput. Appl. 2010, 15(4), 558-573; https://doi.org/10.3390/mca15040558

Local Non-Similarity Solutions for a Forced-Free Boundary Layer Flow with Viscous Dissipation

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Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Pretoria, South Africa
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School of Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
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Published: 1 December 2010
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Abstract

The boundary layer flow over a horizontal plate with power law variations in the freestream velocity and wall temperature of the form Ue ∼ xn and Tw − T∼ xm and with viscous dissipation, is studied. The boundary layer equations are transformed to a dimensionless system of equations using a non–similarity variable ξ(x) and a pseudo-similarity variable η (x, y). The effects of the various parameters of the flow on velocity and temperature distribution in the boundary layer, on the local skin friction and local heat transfer coefficients and on the non–similar terms, are investigated.
Keywords: Boundary layer; Non-similarity; Viscous dissipation; Buoyancy; Temperature overshoot; Super–velocities Boundary layer; Non-similarity; Viscous dissipation; Buoyancy; Temperature overshoot; Super–velocities
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Mureithi, E.; Mason, D. Local Non-Similarity Solutions for a Forced-Free Boundary Layer Flow with Viscous Dissipation. Math. Comput. Appl. 2010, 15, 558-573.

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