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Unsteady flow, micro polar fluid, stretching surface, skin friction, porous medium.


Aim of the paper is to investigate the unsteady boundary layer flow of an incompressible micropolar fluid over a stretching porous sheet when the sheet is stretched in
its own plane. The stretching velocity is assumed to vary linearly with the distance along the sheet. Two equal and opposite forces are impulsively applied along axis so that the sheet is stretched, keeping the origin fixed in a micropolar fluid. The governing non-linear equations and their associated boundary conditions are first cast into
dimensionless form by a local non-similarity transformation. The resulting equations are solved numerically using the Adams- predictor corrector method for the whole
transient from the initial state to final steady- state flow. Numerical results are obtained and a representative set is displaced graphically to illustrate the influence of the various
physical parameters on the velocity profiles, microrotation profiles as well as the Skin friction coefficient for various values of the material parameter K. It is found that
there is a smooth transition from the small- time solution to the large- time solution. Results for the local skin friction coefficient are presented in table as well as in graph.


Acta Mechanica Slovaca. Volume 16, Issue 2, Pages 84 – 90, ISSN 1335-2393


  Unsteady Boundary Layer Flow of an Incompressible Micropolar Fluid Over a Porous Stretching Sheer


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