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The Blasius boundary-layer flow of a micropolar fluid


Rees, DAS and Bassom, AP, The Blasius boundary-layer flow of a micropolar fluid, International Journal of Engineering Science, 34, (1) pp. 113-124. ISSN 0020-7225 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/0020-7225(95)00058-5


We consider the Blasius boundary-layer flow of a micropolar fluid over a flat plate. Due to inadequacies in previous studies a full derivation of the boundary-layer equations is given. The resulting nonsimilar equations are solved using the Keller-box method and solutions for a range of parameters are presented. It is found that a two-layer structure develops as the distance downstream increases. An asymptotic analysis of this structure is presented, and the agreement between the analysis and the numerical solution is found to be excellent.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Mathematical Sciences
Research Group:Applied mathematics
Research Field:Theoretical and applied mechanics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
UTAS Author:Bassom, AP (Professor Andrew Bassom)
ID Code:108542
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:142
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2016-04-22
Last Modified:2016-07-08

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