Boundary layer flow of second grade fluid in a cylinder with heat transfer

S. Nadeem, Abdul Rehman, Changhoon Lee, Jinho Lee

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An analysis is carried out to obtain the similarity solution of the steady boundary layer flow and heat transfer of a second grade through a horizontal cylinder. The governing partial differential equations along with the boundary conditions are reduced to dimensionless form by using the boundary layer approximation and applying suitable similarity transformation. The resulting nonlinear coupled system of ordinary differential equations subject to the appropriate boundary conditions is solved by homotopy analysis method (HAM). The effects of the physical parameters on the flow and heat transfer characteristics of the model are presented. The behavior of skin friction coefficient and Nusselt numbers is studied for different parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Article number640289
JournalMathematical Problems in Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics
  • General Engineering


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