IMI/Publicaţii/BASM/Ediţii/BASM n.2 (45), 2004/

Flow induced by a constantly accelerating plate in a Maxwell fluid.

Authors: Corina Fetecau, Constantin Fetecau.


In this note, the analytical solutions corresponding to an unsteady flow induced by a flat plate, in a Maxwell fluid, are determined. These solutions satisfy both the associate partial differential equations and all imposed initial and boundary conditions. The similar solutions corresponding to a Newtonian fluid appear as a limiting case of our solutions. Finally, some numerical results and interesting conclusions are presented.

Corina Fetecau
Department of Theoretical Mechanics Technical University
"Gh.Asachi" Iasi 6600, Romania
Constantin Fetecau
Department of Mathematics
echnical University "Gh.Asachi"
Iasi 6600, Romania