Investigation of Non-Newtonian Micropolar Fluid Flow with Uniform Suction/Blowing and Heat Generation


Abstract: The steady laminar flow with heat generation of an incompressible non-Newtonian micropolar fluid impinging on a porous flat plate is investigated. A uniform suction or blowing is applied normal to the plate, which is maintained at a constant temperature. A new mathematical model is developed taking into account the new elements introduced, such as uniform suction and heat generation. Numerical solutions for the governing nonlinear momentum and energy equations are obtained. The effect of the uniform suction or blowing and the characteristics of the non-Newtonian fluid on both the flow and heat transfer is presented and discussed.

Keywords: Stagnation point flow, Stretching sheet, Heat generation, Finite difference method

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