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Math. Comput. Appl. 2015, 20(3), 174-188; doi:10.3390/mca20010188

Spinning Flow of Casson Fluid near an Infinite Rotating Disk

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Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Karachi, 75270, Karachi, Pakistan
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College of Computer Science and Information System, Institute of Business Management, 75190, Karachi, Pakistan
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Published: 1 December 2015
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Abstract

This paper presents an investigation of the spinning flow of a non-Newtonian Casson fluid over a rotating disk. The model established for the governing problem in the form of partial differential equations has been converted to ordinary differential equations with the use of suitable similarity transformation. The analytical approximation has been made with the most likely analytical method, homotopy analysis method (HAM). The convergence region of the obtained solution is determined and plotted. The velocity profiles are shown and the influence of Casson parameter is discussed in detail. Also comparison has been made with the Newtonian fluid as the special case of considered problem.
Keywords: casson fluid; rotating disk; non-newtonian; homotopy analysis method (HAM) casson fluid; rotating disk; non-newtonian; homotopy analysis method (HAM)
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Khan, N.A.; Husain, Z. Spinning Flow of Casson Fluid near an Infinite Rotating Disk. Math. Comput. Appl. 2015, 20, 174-188.

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