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Radiative Falkner-Skan flow of Walter-B fluid with prescribed surface heat flux
 
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Department of Mathematics, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Nonlinear Analysis and Applied Mathematics (NAAM) Research Group, Department of Mathematics, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Mathematics, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad
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Department of Mathematics, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Nonlinear Analysis and Applied Mathematics (NAAM) Research Group, Department of Mathematics, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Publication date: 2017-01-15
 
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2017;55(1):117–127
 
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This article addresses the Falkner-Skan flow of an incompressible Walter-B fluid. Fluid flow is caused by a stretching wedge with thermal radiation and prescribed surface heat flux. Appropriate transformations are used to obtain the system of nonlinear ordinary differen- tial equations. Convergent series solutions are obtained by the homotopy analysis method. Influence of pertinent parameters on the velocity, temperature and Nusselt number are in- vestigated. It is observed that by increasing the viscoelastic parameter, the fluid velocity decreases. There is an enhancement of the heat transfer rate for the viscoelastic parameter and power law index. It is also found that the Prandtl number and radiation parameter decrease the heat transfer rate.
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