International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2003 (2003), Issue 60, Pages 3797-3807
Unsteady stagnation point flow of a non-Newtonian second-grade
1Department of Mathematics, Luther College, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Regina S4S 0A2, Canada
2Department of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Waterloo N2L 3G1, Canada
3Faculty of Engineering, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Regina S4S 0A2, Canada
Received 5 December 2002
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The unsteady two-dimensional flow of a viscoelastic second-grade
fluid impinging on an infinite plate is considered. The plate is
making harmonic oscillations in its own plane. A finite difference
technique is employed and solutions for small and large
frequencies of the oscillations are obtained.