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Some recent findings concerning unsteady dipolar fluid flows

Pages: 459 - 468, Issue Special, July 2003

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P. M. Jordan - Naval Research Laboratory, Code 7181, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529, United States (email)
P. Puri - Dept. of Mathematics, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, United States (email)

Abstract: Stokes' second problem for dipolar fluids is solved and analyzed under boundary conditions (BC)s involving the usual no-slip condition in conjunction with the specification of the vorticity. A comparison of results obtained with those given in other work where a different set of BCs was used is presented. In addition, special/limiting cases of the solution, including those which correspond to other fluid models, are examined and analytical and numerical results are given.

Keywords:  Dipolar fuids, Stokes'second problem, wave propagation.
Mathematics Subject Classification:  Primary: 76A05, 76D07, 76D33; Secondary: 34M99.

Received: September 2002; Published: April 2003.