The theory of fluids with microstructures was first given by Eringen (1964, 1965), and they are called micropolar fluids. These fluids exhibit microrotational effects and microrotational inertia. The flow of such fluids under different conditions was studied by Eringen (1966), Ariman et al. (1967), Ariman (1968), and Willson (1970). The boundary layer flow of these fluids was presented for the case of a flat plate by Ahmadi (1976) and for a stagnation point by Ebert (1973). The heat transfer aspect of boundary layer flow of micropolar fluids past a semi-infinite flat plate was given by Takhar and Soundalgekar (to be published). Wedge flow of these fluids was studied by Nath (1975). We now propose to study the heat transfer aspect of wedge flow of a micropolar fluid.
KeywordsBoundary Layer Flow Micropolar Fluid Eckert Number Polar Fluid Wedge Flow
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