Non-similar flow of a non-newtonian fluid past a wedge Academic Article uri icon


  • The steady boundary layer flow of a homogeneous incompressible fluid of second grade past a wedge, placed symmetrically with respect to the flow direction, is studied. The non-linear partial differential equations coupled with the appropriate boundary conditions are solved numerically by a marching technique along the flow direction and a collocation method along the orthogonal direction. The solutions obtained to the full equations are compared with solutions obtained previously to approximations to the equations, and the inadequacies of the approximate solutions are discussed. © 1993.

author list (cited authors)

  • Mansutti, D., Pontrelli, G., & Rajagopal, K. R.

citation count

  • 12

publication date

  • April 1993