• 1 Futures and Trends Research Group, Faculty of Industrial Science and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
  • 2 Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
  • 3 College of Engineering, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
PLoS One, 2014;9(10):e108763.
PMID: 25302782 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108763


In this paper, the heat transfer effect on the unsteady boundary layer flow of a Casson fluid past an infinite oscillating vertical plate with Newtonian heating is investigated. The governing equations are transformed to a systems of linear partial differential equations using appropriate non-dimensional variables. The resulting equations are solved analytically by using the Laplace transform method and the expressions for velocity and temperature are obtained. They satisfy all imposed initial and boundary conditions and reduce to some well-known solutions for Newtonian fluids. Numerical results for velocity, temperature, skin friction and Nusselt number are shown in various graphs and discussed for embedded flow parameters. It is found that velocity decreases as Casson parameters increases and thermal boundary layer thickness increases with increasing Newtonian heating parameter.

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