• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 29, Pages: 1-8

Original Article

Marangoni Effects on Forced Convection of Power Law Fluids in Thin Film over an Unsteady Horizontal Stretching Surface with Heat Source


Objectives: In this paper, the effect of surface tension gradient on the transport phenomenon and temperature differences within a power-law liquid film on an unsteady horizontal stretching sheet with heat source is been investigated. Method: The flow of a fluid film and the heat transfer from the subsequent stretching surface is been found by applying similarity transformation. The numerical computation of the problem is done with aid of Maple. The system of governing non-linear partial differential equation is converted to a set of nonlinear ordinary differential equation using local similarity transformations, then solved numerically applying the Runge Kutta Felhberg-45 method. The effect of power law index n, Prandtl number Pr, the unsteadiness parameter S, Space dependent heat source parameter a1 , temperature dependent heat source parameter b1 , and film thickness parameter b(= h) on heat transfer and flow are studied and graphically presented. And it was found that the surface tension gradient and nonuniform heating source have tremendous impact on controlling the rate of convective heat transfer near the boundary layer region. 
Keywords: Maple, Power Law Fluids, Range Kutta Felhberg-45,Stretching Sheet, Thin Film


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