- Volume 9 Issue 2
INFLUENCE OF THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY AND VARIABLE VISCOSITY ON THE FLOW OF A MICROPOLAR FLUID PAST A CONTINUOUSLY MOVING PLATE WITH SUCTION OR INJECTION
- Salem, A.M. (Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Zagazig University) ;
- Odda, S.N. (Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Women, Ain-Shams University)
- Published : 2005.12.25
This paper investigates the influence of thermal conductivity and variable viscosity on the problem of micropolar fluid in the presence of suction or injection. The fluid viscosity is assumed to vary as an exponential function of temperature and the thermal conductivity is assumed to vary as a linear function of temperature. The governing fundamental equations are approximated by a system of nonlinear ordinary differential equations and are solved numerically by using shooting method. Numerical results are presented for the distribution of velocity, microrotation and temperature profiles within the boundary layer. Results for the details of the velocity, angular velocity and temperature fields as well as the friction coefficient, couple stress and heat transfer rate have been presented.