and Applied Mechanics
55, 1, pp. 117-127, Warsaw 2017
Radiative Falkner-Skan flow of Walter-B fluid with prescribed surface heat flux
is caused by a stretching wedge with thermal radiation and prescribed surface heat flux.
Appropriate transformations are used to obtain the system of nonlinear ordinary differen-
tial equations. Convergent series solutions are obtained by the homotopy analysis method.
Influence of pertinent parameters on the velocity, temperature and Nusselt number are in-
vestigated. It is observed that by increasing the viscoelastic parameter, the fluid velocity
decreases. There is an enhancement of the heat transfer rate for the viscoelastic parameter
and power law index. It is also found that the Prandtl number and radiation parameter
decrease the heat transfer rate.