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The Blasius boundary-layer flow of a micropolar fluid
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-18, 19:07 authored by Rees, DAS, Andrew BassomAndrew Bassom
We consider the Blasius boundary-layer flow of a micropolar fluid over a flat plate. Due to inadequacies in previous studies a full derivation of the boundary-layer equations is given. The resulting nonsimilar equations are solved using the Keller-box method and solutions for a range of parameters are presented. It is found that a two-layer structure develops as the distance downstream increases. An asymptotic analysis of this structure is presented, and the agreement between the analysis and the numerical solution is found to be excellent.
Publication titleInternational Journal of Engineering Science
Department/SchoolSchool of Natural Sciences
PublisherPergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
Place of publicationThe Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford, England, Ox5 1Gb