Journal of Applied Mathematics

Mixed Convection Flow along a Stretching Cylinder in a Thermally Stratified Medium

Swati Mukhopadhyay and Anuar Ishak

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Abstract

An analysis for the axisymmetric laminar boundary layer mixed convection flow of a viscous and incompressible fluid towards a stretching cylinder immersed in a thermally stratified medium is presented in this paper. Similarity transformation is employed to convert the governing partial differential equations into highly nonlinear ordinary differential equations. Numerical solutions of these equations are obtained by a shooting method. It is found that the heat transfer rate at the surface is lower for flow in a thermally stratified medium compared to that of an unstratified medium. Moreover, both the skin friction coefficient and the heat transfer rate at the surface are larger for a cylinder compared to that for a flat plate.

Article information

Source
J. Appl. Math., Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 491695, 8 pages.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 5 April 2013

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.jam/1365174325

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1155/2012/491695

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3005180

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1264.76042

Citation

Mukhopadhyay, Swati; Ishak, Anuar. Mixed Convection Flow along a Stretching Cylinder in a Thermally Stratified Medium. J. Appl. Math. 2012 (2012), Article ID 491695, 8 pages. doi:10.1155/2012/491695. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.jam/1365174325


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