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Stagnation-Point Flow towards a Stretching Vertical Sheet with Slip Effects

by Khairy Zaimi 1,* and Anuar Ishak 2
Institute of Engineering Mathematics, Pauh Putra Campus, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, 02600 Arau, Perlis, Malaysia
School of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
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Academic Editor: Reza Abedi
Mathematics 2016, 4(2), 27;
Received: 23 February 2016 / Revised: 11 April 2016 / Accepted: 18 April 2016 / Published: 21 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Applied Mathematics and Mechanics)
The effects of partial slip on stagnation-point flow and heat transfer due to a stretching vertical sheet is investigated. Using a similarity transformation, the governing partial differential equations are reduced into a system of nonlinear ordinary differential equations. The resulting equations are solved numerically using a shooting method. The effect of slip and buoyancy parameters on the velocity, temperature, skin friction coefficient and the local Nusselt number are graphically presented and discussed. It is found that dual solutions exist in a certain range of slip and buoyancy parameters. The skin friction coefficient decreases while the Nusselt number increases as the slip parameter increases. View Full-Text
Keywords: stagnation-point flow; stretching sheet; partial slip stagnation-point flow; stretching sheet; partial slip
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