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Similarity Solution of Forced Convection Flow of Powell-Eyring & Prandtl-Eyring Fluids by Group-Theoretic Method



Hemangini Shukla, Jayshri Patel, Hema C. Surati, Manisha Patel and M.G. Timol


Generalized one parameter group theoretical method is applied to study Powell-Eyring and Prandtl-Eyring fluid models for heat transfer in forced convection boundary layer flow. The velocity and the temperature variations for two dimensional steady incompressible, laminar forced convection flow of both fluid modelspast a flat plate is considered. Velocity and temperature variation for different values offluid index and physical parameter A,B,α,β and Pr are presented graphically. Also, comparison for both fluid models is done graphically.


Non-Newtonian fluid, Generalized group theoretic method, Powell-Eyringmodel, Prandtl-Eyring model, Forced convection.


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