, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 158–160 | Cite as

An exact solution for the flow of a non-newtonian fluid past an infinite porous plate

  • K. R. Rajagopal
  • A. S. Gupta
Brief Notes


The flow of an incompressible fluid of second grade past an infinite porous plate subject to either suction or blowing at the plate is studied. It is found that existence of solutions is tied in with the sign of material moduli and in marked contrast to the Classical Newtonian, fluid solutions can be exhibited for the blowing problem.


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Si studia la corrente di un fluido incomprimibile di secondo grado che lambisce una lastra porosa da cui è succhiato o soffiato. Si trova che l'esistenza delle soluzioni è legata al segno dei moduli del materiale e, in netto contrasto col fluido newtoniano classico, si possono trovare soluzioni per il problema del soffiamento.


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© Pitagora Editrice Bologna 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. R. Rajagopal
    • 1
  • A. S. Gupta
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of PittsburghPittsburgh, Pa
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics Indian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia

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