On a boundary layer theory for non-Newtonian fluids Academic Article uri icon


  • Theoretical support for the existence of a boundary layer theory, similar +o the classical boundary layer theory for linearly viscous fluids, is offered in the case of the non-Newtonian fluid of second grade. It is also pointed out that unless certain assumptions are made regarding the flow, assumptions which are not alluded to in earlier work in this area, in addition to the assumptions usually made in the case of the linearly viscous fluid, the theory so developed might have inherent flaws. © 1980.

author list (cited authors)

  • Rajagopal, K. R., Gupta, A. S., & Wineman, A. S.

citation count

  • 57

publication date

  • January 1980