A note on the flow induced by a constantly accelerating plate in an Oldroyd-B fluid Academic Article uri icon


  • The velocity field and the adequate tangential stress that is induced by the flow due to a constantly accelerating plate in an Oldroyd-B fluid, are determined by means of Fourier sine transforms. The solutions corresponding to a Maxwell, Second grade and Navier-Stokes fluid appear as limiting cases of the solutions obtained here. However, in marked contrast to the solution for a Navier-Stokes fluid, in the case of an Oldroyd-B fluid oscillations are set up which decay exponentially with time. 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Fetecau, C., Prasad, S. C., & Rajagopal, K. R.

citation count

  • 87

complete list of authors

  • Fetecau, C||Prasad, Sharat C||Rajagopal, KR

publication date

  • April 2007