Non-Newtonian natural convection flow along an isothermal horizontal circular cylinder using modified power-law model
Bhowmick, Sidhartha, Molla, Md. Mamun, & Saha, Suvash (2013) Non-Newtonian natural convection flow along an isothermal horizontal circular cylinder using modified power-law model. American Journal of Fluid Dynamics, 3(2), pp. 20-30.
Laminar two-dimensional natural convection boundary-layer flow of non-Newtonian fluids along an isothermal horizontal circular cylinder has been studied using a modified power-law viscosity model. In this model, there are no unrealistic limits of zero or infinite viscosity. Therefore, the boundary-layer equations can be solved numerically by using marching order implicit finite difference method with double sweep technique. Numerical results are presented for the case of shear-thinning as well as shear thickening fluids in terms of the fluid velocity and temperature distributions, shear stresses and rate of heat transfer in terms of the local skin-friction and local Nusselt number respectively.
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