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Boundary Layer Flow and Heat Transfer of a Dusty Fluid over a Stretching Vertical Surface

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This paper presents the study of convective heat transfer characteristics of an incompressible dusty fluid past a vertical stretching sheet. The governing partial differential equations are reduced to nonlinear ordinary differential equations by using similarity transformation. The transformed equations are solved numerically by applying Runge Kutta Fehlberg fourth-fifth order method (RKF45 Method). Here obtained non-dimensional velocity and temperature profiles has been carried out to study the effect of different physical parameters such as fluid-particle interaction parameter, Grashof number, Prandtl number, Eckert number. Comparison of the obtained numerical results is made with previously published results.

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B. Gireesha, G. Ramesh, H. Lokesh and C. Bagewadi, "Boundary Layer Flow and Heat Transfer of a Dusty Fluid over a Stretching Vertical Surface," Applied Mathematics, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2011, pp. 475-481. doi: 10.4236/am.2011.24061.

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