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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

Laminar Wall Jet of a Non-Newtonian Fluid Over a Curved Surface

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Rama Subba Reddy Gorla

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

J. Appl. Mech 51(2), 440-443 (Jun 01, 1984) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3167641 History: Received February 01, 1983; Online July 21, 2009

Abstract

An analysis is presented for the flow of a laminar, two-dimensional, incompressible, non-Newtonian fluid jet flowing over a curved surface. A unique similarity solution is obtained for both concave and convex surfaces. The similarity solution requires a special shape of the curved surface which is also determined. Numerical results are presented for the details of the velocity field and skin friction coefficient as a function of the curvature parameter.

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