Heat and Mass Transfer

, Volume 45, Issue 11, pp 1447–1452 | Cite as

Effects of slip and heat transfer analysis of flow over an unsteady stretching surface

  • Swati Mukhopadhyay
  • Helge I. Andersson


In this paper, viscous flow and heat transfer over an unsteady stretching surface is investigated with slip conditions. A system of non-linear partial differential equations is derived and transformed to ordinary differential equations with help of similarity transformations. Numerical computations are carried out for different values of the parameters involved and the analysis of the results obtained shows that the flow field is influenced appreciably by the unsteadiness, and the velocity slip parameter. With increasing values of the unsteadiness parameter, fluid velocity and the temperature are found to decrease in both the presence and absence of slip at the boundary. Fluid velocity decreases due to increasing values of the velocity slip parameter resulting in an increase in the temperature field. Skin-friction decreases with the velocity slip parameter whereas it increases with unsteadiness parameter. The rate of heat transfer decreases with the velocity slip parameter while increases with unsteadiness parameter. Same feature is also noticed for thermal slip parameter.


Heat Transfer Velocity Slip Slip Parameter Slip Factor Thermal Slip 
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One of the authors (S.M.) gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Department of Science and Technology, Delhi, India through BOYSCAST Fellowship for pursuing this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsM.U.C. Women’s CollegeBurdwanIndia
  2. 2.Department of Energy and Process EngineeringNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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