This paper presents an analytic study for the steady drainage of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Sisko fluid film down a vertical belt. The fluid film is assumed to be electrically conducting in the presence of a uniform transverse magnetic field. An analytic solution for the resulting non linear ordinary differential equation is obtained using the Adomian decomposition method. The effects of various available parameters especially the Hartmann number are observed on the velocity profile, shear stress and vorticity vector to get a physical insight of the problem. Furthermore, the shear thinning and shear thickening characteristics of the Sisko fluid are discussed. The physical quantities discussed for the Sisko fluid film have also been discussed for the Newtonian fluid film and comparison between them made.
Siddiqui, A. M.; Ashraf, Hameed; Haroon, T.; and Walait, A.
On the analytic solution for the steady drainage of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Sisko fluid film down a vertical belt,
Applications and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal (AAM), Vol. 10,
1, Article 18.
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