Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics

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On The Flow of Maxwell Fluid Between Two Walls Induced By A Constantly Accelerating Plate

AR Hassan, RO Ayeni


The flow of a Maxwell fluid between two side walls induced by a constant accelerating plate is revisited. In the present investigation, we employed asymptotic technique by assuming small and large relaxation times λ. We proved the uniqueness of our solution based on some simplifying  assumption; the result shows that λ has much influence on the velocity field. A comparison of large and small relaxation times λ shows that the velocity is higher when the relaxation time is small. Moreover the flow is reversed when the relaxation time is large, that is 1/λ is small.

Keywords: Asymptotic techniques, Maxwell fluid, constantly accelerating plates and velocity fields.

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