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Numerical investigation of stagnation point flow over a stretching sheet with convective boundary conditions

Muhammad Khairul Anuar Mohamed1, Mohd Zuki Salleh2*, Roslinda Nazar3 and Anuar Ishak3

Author Affiliations

1 Faculty of Information and Interactive Technology, University College Shahputra, Kuantan, Pahang, 25200, Malaysia

2 Faculty of Industrial Science and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, UMP, Kuantan, Pahang, 26300, Malaysia

3 School of Mathematical Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM, Bangi, Selangor, 43600, Malaysia

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Boundary Value Problems 2013, 2013:4  doi:10.1186/1687-2770-2013-4

Published: 16 January 2013

Abstract

In this study, the mathematical modeling for stagnation point flow over a stretching surface with convective boundary conditions is considered. The transformed boundary layer equations are solved numerically using the shooting method. Numerical solutions are obtained for the skin friction coefficient, the surface temperature as well as the velocity profiles. The features of the flow and heat transfer characteristics for various values of the Prandtl number, stretching parameter and conjugate parameter are analyzed and discussed.

Keywords:
convective boundary conditions; mathematical modeling; stagnation point flow; stretching sheet