• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 32, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

Forced Convection in a Casson Fluid Flow due to a Flat Sheet in Motion


Background/Objectives: The occurence of forced convection in a Casson fluid across a moving semi-infinite flat sheet beneath a uniform free stream is carried out. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Firstly, similarity transformation is applied to reduce the fundamental governing equations to noncoupled Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs). Subsequently, these ODEs are solved in numerical approach using the shooting technique. The numerical solution is controlled by non-Newtonian (Casson) parameter, moving parameter, Eckert number, and suction or injection parameter. Findings: The impact of the Casson parameter is to reduce the division of dual solutions, compared to the regular fluid. It is also discovered that the increment of the Casson constraint trigger the enlargement of the boundary layer thicknesses, in the variations of temperature and velocity. Application/Improvements: Boundary layer has a practical application of the in the aerodynamics industries, because it is responsible for a considerable amount of drag.
Keywords: Casson Fluids, Moving Flat Plate, Similarity Solutions, Dual Solutions


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