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International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research
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ISSN Print: 2152-5102
ISSN Online: 2152-5110

International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research

DOI: 10.1615/InterJFluidMechRes.v31.i2.20
15 pages

Nonsimilar Solutions for Free Convection in non-Newtonian Fluids along a Horizontal Plate in a Porous Medium

Rama Subba Reddy Gorla
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, 44115 USA; Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325, USA; Department of Mechanical & Civil Engineering, Purdue University Northwest, Westville, IN 46391, USA
Mahesh Kumari
Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, India


A nonsimilar boundary layer analysis is presented for the problem of free convection in power-law type non-Newtonian fluids along a horizontal plate with variable wall temperature or heat flux distribution. Numerical results are presented for the details of the velocity and temperature fields. A discussion is provided for the effect of viscosity index on the surface heat transfer rate.

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