Flow of a non-Newtonian fluid between heated parallel plates Academic Article uri icon


  • The flow of a fluid of grade three between heated parallel plates is examined for two cases. In the first instance we postulate constant heat flux at the walls and via a similarity transformation calculate the Nusselt number as a function of both Γ, the parameter controlling viscous dissipation, and Λ, the non-Newtonian parameter. In the second case we restrict the temperature to change only normal to the plates; solutions in this case are obtained for two temperature-viscosity models, μ = μ(θ). © 1985.

author list (cited authors)

  • Szeri, A. Z., & Rajagopal, K. R.

citation count

  • 61

complete list of authors

  • Szeri, AZ||Rajagopal, KR

publication date

  • January 1985