Unsteady flows of a class of novel generalizations of the Navier–Stokes fluid Academic Article uri icon


  • In this short paper we study the counterpart, within the context of a general class of fluids, of two famous unsteady flows originally studied by Stokes, within the context of Navier-Stokes fluid, namely Stokes' first and second problems. The class of fluids considered, stress power-law fluids, are capable of stress thinning or stress thickening and can describe phenomena that the classical power-law fluids are incapable of modeling. Within the context of the problems considered, we are able to find solutions wherein stress boundary layers develop. © 2013 Published by Elsevier Inc.

author list (cited authors)

  • Narayan, S., & Rajagopal, K. R.

citation count

  • 10

publication date

  • June 2013