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Flow and heat transfer over a stretching cylinder with prescribed surface heat flux


Bachok @ Lati, Norfifah and Mohd Ishak, Anuar (2010) Flow and heat transfer over a stretching cylinder with prescribed surface heat flux. Malaysian Journal of Mathematical Sciences, 4 (2). pp. 159-169. ISSN 1823-8343


The steady laminar flow caused by a stretching cylinder immersed in an incompressible viscous fluid with prescribed surface heat flux is investigated. The governing partial differential boundary layer equations in cylindrical form are first transformed into ordinary differential equations before being solved numerically by a finite-difference method. The problem under consideration reduces to the flat platecase when the curvature parameter is absent, and thus the results obtained can be compared with that case which is available in the literature as well as the exact solution, and found to be in good agreement. The solutions for the heat transfer characteristics are evaluated numerically for different parameters, such as the curvature parameter γ, and the Prandtl number Pr. It is observed that the surface shear stress and the heat transfer rate at the surface increase as the curvature parameter increases.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Boundary layer; Stretching cylinder; Heat transfer; Fluid mechanics
Depositing User: Najwani Amir Sariffudin
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2014 03:47
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 01:19
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/14786
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