Mixed convection flows toward a stagnation-point on a stretching sheet

Aman, Fazlina and Ishak, Anuar (2010) Mixed convection flows toward a stagnation-point on a stretching sheet. Australian Journal of Basic & Applied Science, 4 (9). pp. 4453-4460. ISSN 1991-8178



The problem of mixed convection stagnation-point flow of a viscous and incompressible fluid towards a stretching vertical sheet with prescribed surface heat flux is considered. The governing partial differential equations are first transformed into a system of ordinary differential equations, before being solved numerically by a finite difference scheme known as Keller-box method. The features of the flow and heat transfer characteristics for different values of the governing parameters are analysed and discussed. Both assisting and opposing flows are considered. The results indicate that dual solutions exist for the opposing flow, whereas for the assisting flow, the solution is unique.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:dual solutions; heat transfer; stagnation point; stretching sheet; surface heat flux; fluid mechanics
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions:Faculty of Science, Technology and Human Development > Department of Science and Mathematics
ID Code:3876
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:15 Aug 2013 12:44
Last Modified:22 Jan 2015 11:43

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