The flow of a non-Newtonian fluid induced due to the oscillations of a porous plate

Mathematical Problems in Engineering. 2004;2004(2):133-143 DOI 10.1155/S1024123X04309014


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Journal Title: Mathematical Problems in Engineering

ISSN: 1024-123X (Print); 1563-5147 (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Limited

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) | Science: Mathematics

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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S. Asghar (Department of Mathematics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad 22010, Pakistan)

M. R. Mohyuddin (Department of Mathematics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 45320, Pakistan)

T. Hayat (Department of Mathematics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 45320, Pakistan)

A. M. Siddiqui (Department of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University, York Campus, York, PA 17403, USA)


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Abstract | Full Text

An analytic solution of the flow of a third-grade fluid on a porous plate is constructed. The porous plate is executing oscillations in its own plane with superimposed injection or suction. An increasing or decreasing velocity amplitude of the oscillating porous plate is also examined. It is also shown that in case of third-grade fluid, a combination of suction/injection and decreasing/increasing velocity amplitude is possible as well. Several limiting situations with their implications are given and discussed.