Short communicationExact solutions for the flow of a generalized Oldroyd-B fluid induced by a constantly accelerating plate between two side walls perpendicular to the plate
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2009/02/01 Short communication DOI: 10.1016/j.jnnfm.2008.06.005
Journal: Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics
AbstractThe unsteady flow of an incompressible generalized Oldroyd-B fluid induced by a constantly accelerating plate between two side walls perpendicular to the plate has been studied using Fourier sine and Laplace transforms. The obtained solutions for the velocity field and shear stresses, written in terms of the generalized G and R functions, are presented as sum of the similar Newtonian solutions and the corresponding non-Newtonian contributions. For α = β = 1 and λr → λ these solutions are going to the corresponding Newtonian solutions. Furthermore, the solutions for generalized Maxwell fluids as well as those for ordinary Oldroyd-B and Maxwell fluids, performing the same motion, are also obtained as limiting cases of our general solutions. In the absence of the side walls, namely when the distance between the two walls tends to infinity, the solutions corresponding to the motion over an infinite constantly accelerating plate are recovered. For λr → 0 and β → 1, these solutions reduce to the known solutions from the literature. Finally, the effect of the material parameters on the velocity profile is spotlighted by means of the graphical illustrations.
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