On the flow of a nonNewtonian fluid past a porous flat plate
Abstract
Uniform flow of an Oldroyd fluid B past a porous flat plate is investigated. A third order ordinary differential equation for velocity is solved by the boundary conditions and it is shown that how it is possible to overcome the difficulties occuring in the determination of the constants in the solution. It is found that the velocity depends on the suction parameter, the Deborah number and the ratio of the retardation time to the relaxation time; and it is denoted that how those parameters affect on the velocity profiles. Furthermore, a detailed discussion of boundary conditions is also given.
 Publication:

Zeitschrift Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik
 Pub Date:
 February 1975
 DOI:
 10.1002/zamm.19750550205
 Bibcode:
 1975ZaMM...55...99E
 Keywords:

 Boundary Value Problems;
 Flat Plates;
 Nonnewtonian Fluids;
 Porous Plates;
 Uniform Flow;
 Velocity Distribution;
 Boundary Conditions;
 Differential Equations;
 Flow Velocity;
 Mathematical Models;
 Relaxation Time;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer