On Similarity Solutions for Three Dimensional Flow of Second Order Fluids

Nirmal C. Sacheti*, Pallath Chandran

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The existence of similarity solutions for the steady three-dimensional boundary layer flow of a viscoelastic fluid has been investigated. It has been shown that similarity solutions exist for two mainstream flow patterns which correspond to the flow near a stagnation point. The non-linear boundary value problem governing one of these stagnation point flows has been solved numerically combined with a perturbation approach. It is found that the effects of non-Newtonian parameters are to increase the velocity in the boundary layer. Some relevant particular cases have also been discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)618-622
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1997


  • Boundary layer
  • Non-Newtonian effects
  • Perturbation
  • Similarity solution
  • Stagnation point

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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