Original Papers

Acta Mechanica

, Volume 146, Issue 1, pp 1-8

Heat and mass transfer effects on flow past an impulsively started vertical plate

  • R. MuthucumaraswamyAffiliated withDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Applications, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering
  • , P. GanesanAffiliated withDepartment of Mathematics, Anna University
  • , V. M. SoundalgekarAffiliated withBrindavan Society

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An exact solution to the problem of lfow past an impulsively started infinite vertical plate in the presence of uniform heat and mass flux at the plate is presented by the Laplace-transform technique. The velocity, the temperature and the concentration profiles are shown graphically. The rate of heat transfer, the skin-friction, and the Sherwood number are also shown on graphs. The effect of different parameters like Grashof number, mass Grashof number, Prandtl number, and Schmidt number are discussed.