Abstract
Magnetohydrodynamic stagnationpoint flow of a powerlaw fluid towards a stretching sheet is studied by using a similarity transformation to reduce the governing partial differential equations (PDE) of the problem to an ordinary differential equation (ODE) boundary value problem (BVP). The results show that for the ratio of the strain rate of stagnationpoint flow to that of the stretching sheet greater than 1 and the magnetic parameter greater than equal to 0, there exists a solution to the BVP. There cannot be two solutions to the BVP and so any solutions must have nonmonotonic factored terms. It is also found that for the stated parameter values, any nonmonotonic solution must have very specific behavior.
Original language  English (US) 

Pages (fromto)  598599 
Number of pages  2 
Journal  International Journal of NonLinear Mechanics 
Volume  45 
Issue number  5 
DOIs 

State  Published  Jan 1 2010 
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
 Mechanics of Materials
 Mechanical Engineering
 Applied Mathematics