Natural convection flow of a generalized second grade fluid between two vertical walls

Mehrdad Massoudi, Ashwin Vaidya, Rachmadian Wulandana

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We study the flow due to natural convection of a non-Newtonian fluid, modeled as a generalized second grade fluid, between two vertical parallel walls. The flow results from the two walls being held at different temperatures. The viscosity of the fluid is taken to be a function of temperature according to Reynolds' exponential law. We solve for the dimensionless velocity and temperature profiles and study their dependence upon certain material parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-93
Number of pages14
JournalNonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2008



  • Generalized second grade non-Newtonian fluid
  • Natural convection
  • Temperature and shear dependent viscosity

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