Z. Naturforsch. 68a, 305 – 309 (2013)
Transient Oscillatory Flows of a Generalized Burgers' Fluid in a Rotating Frame
Ilyas Khan, Farhad Ali, Norzieha Mustapha, and Sharidan Shafie
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) 81310 UTM Skudai
Received June 4, 2012 / revised October 22, 2012 / published online January 23, 2013
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In this paper, the unsteady oscillatory flows of a generalized Burgers' fluid in a rotating frame are investigated. The constitutive equations of the generalized Burgers' fluid are used in the mathematical formulation of the problem. The solutions are obtained by using the Laplace transform method. The graphical results are displayed and discussed for various parameters of interest. It is found that the velocity profiles reflect some interesting results for the rotation parameter and rheological fluid parameters.
Key words: Oscillatory Flow; Generalized Burgers' Fluid; Rotating Frame.
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