 Research
 Open access
 Published:
Exact solutions for unsteady free convection flow over an oscillating plate due to noncoaxial rotation
SpringerPlus volumeÂ 5, ArticleÂ number:Â 2090 (2016)
Abstract
Background
Noncoaxial rotation has wide applications in engineering devices, e.g. in food processing such as mixer machines and stirrers with a twoaxis kneader, in cooling turbine blades, jet engines, pumps and vacuum cleaners, in designing thermal syphon tubes, and in geophysical flows. Therefore, this study aims to investigate unsteady free convection flow of viscous fluid due to noncoaxial rotation and fluid at infinity over an oscillating vertical plate with constant wall temperature.
Methods
The governing equations are modelled by a sudden coincidence of the axes of a disk and the fluid at infinity rotating with uniform angular velocity, together with initial and boundary conditions. Some suitable nondimensional variables are introduced. The Laplace transform method is used to obtain the exact solutions of the corresponding nondimensional momentum and energy equations with conditions. Solutions of the velocity for cosine and sine oscillations as well as for temperature fields are obtained and displayed graphically for different values of time (t ), the Grashof number (Gr), the Prandtl number (\(\Pr \)), and the phase angle (\(\omega t\)). Skin friction and the Nusselt number are also evaluated.
Results
The exact solutions are obtained and in limiting cases, the present solutions are found to be identical to the published results. Further, the obtained exact solutions also validated by comparing with results obtained by using Gaverâ€“Stehfest algorithm.
Conclusion
The interested physical property such as velocity, temperature, skin friction and Nusselt number are affected by the embedded parameters time (t), the Grashof number (Gr), the Prandtl number (\(\Pr \)), and the phase angle (\(\omega t\)).
Background
Newtonian fluids obey Newtons law of viscosity and are usually described by Navier Stokes equations. Examples of Newtonian fluids are water, air, ethanol, alcohol, benzene, and mineral oils. In general, all gases and most liquids with a simpler molecular formula and low molecular weight, such as water, benzene, ethyl alcohol, hexane and most solutions of simple molecules, are Newtonian fluids. The problems of Newtonian fluids are complicated due to the nonlinearity of Navier Stokes equations. This difficulty further increases when the Newtonian fluid incorporates advanced transport phenomena such as heat and mass transfer. Studies of Newtonian fluids in the presence of heat transfer are scarce, more specifically when one is interested in exact solutions. The study of heat transfer in Newtonian fluids, especially due to convection, is important in many engineering applications, such as automatic control systems consisting of electrical and electronic components, regularly subjected to periodic heating and cooled by a free convection process (Manna etÂ al. 2007; Sajid etÂ al. 2008; Sahoo etÂ al. 2010; Chandran etÂ al. 2005; Chaudhary and Jain 2006; Deka and Das 2011; Narahari and Nayan 2011).
Furthermore, the wide applications of the disk flows problem in industrial and technological fields, such as rotating machinery, viscometry, spin coating, use of computer disks, and in various rotating machinery components, have attracted concentration of many researchers. Moreover, the subject of noncoaxial rotation has also attracted the attention of many authors due to its significant contribution to boundary layer control and the performance in engineering devices, e.g. in food processing such as mixer machines and stirrers with a twoaxis kneader, in cooling turbine blades, jet engines, pumps and vacuum cleaners, in designing thermal syphon tubes, and in geophysical flows. Amongst them, Hayat etÂ al. (2001) studied the noncoaxial rotation of viscous fluid in the presence of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow. The rotating disk was considered porous. Both cases of suction and injection were studied using the Laplace transform method, where the exact solutions of the governing equations were obtained. In addition, the study of accelerated porous disks in noncoaxial rotation of MHD second grade has been investigated by Asghar etÂ al. (2007). They also used a Laplace transform method for the solution of the governing problem. Guria etÂ al. (2007) observed the effect of Hall current on noncoaxial rotation of a porous disk. After that, Guria etÂ al. (2010) extended their problem by taking the porous disk with a slip condition. From the observation, it was found that the primary velocity increases while the secondary velocity decreases when increasing the slip parameter. Exact solutions to this problem were obtained by using the Laplace transform technique. Ahmad (2012) investigated a problem that was similar to that of Guria etÂ al. (2010). However, they did not consider the effects of Hall current but they concentrated on the effect of porous medium in the fluid flow. Das etÂ al. (2013) examined unsteady MHD flow of a viscous fluid between two parallel disks executing noncoaxial rotation. They obtained an analytical solution describing the flow for large and small times using the Laplace transform technique, and provided the physical interpretations for the emerging parameters using various plots. In subsequent investigations, Das etÂ al. (2012) and Das and Jana (2014) used the same methodology and analyzed the effect of Hall current on MHD flow in a noncoaxial rotating frame. They found that both primary and secondary velocities were increasing when the value of the Hall parameter was increased. Lakshmi and Muthuselvi (2014) also used the Laplace transform technique and obtained the exact solutions to unsteady viscous flow induced by a sudden coincidence of the axes of a disk and the fluid at infinity rotating with the uniform angular velocity. Besides the above authors, Ersoy has reported excellent results for different fluid flows induced by eccentricconcentric rotation of a disk and the fluid at infinity for both Newtonian (Ersoy 2003) and nonNewtonian fluids, e.g. secondgrade fluid and Maxwell fluid (Ersoy 2010, 2014). Similar to the previous authors, Ersoy (2003, 2010, 2014) have also investigated these problems using the Laplace transform technique.
Furthermore, Stokes second problem of the flow of an incompressible fluid has great importance to fluid dynamics, which states that the oscillating fluid motion is induced due to oscillating boundary motion (Erdogan 1999; Hayat etÂ al. 2003, 2004; Das etÂ al. 2014; Ersoy 2015). The study of the flow of a viscous fluid over an oscillating plate not only is of fundamental theoretical interest, but also occurs in many applied problems, such as acoustic streaming around an oscillating body, an unsteady boundary layer with fluctuations. After the pioneering work of Panton (1968) and Erdogan (2000), where they obtained closedform transient solutions to Stokes second problem, Corina etÂ al. (2008) obtained new exact solutions to Stokes second problem and this investigation received great attention of the researchers, as these solutions are regarded as the first exact solutions to Stokes second problem, which were simpler than those obtained by Panton (1968) and Erdogan (2000) and directly presented as a sum of steadystate and transient solutions. After that, Stokes second problem was investigated by various researchers for different fluid models. For instance, Mohammed etÂ al. (2012) and Mohammed etÂ al. (2014) examined Stokes second problem of viscous and secondgrade fluids for momentum transfer. Ali etÂ al. (2012) studied Stokes second problem due to sine oscillation of the plate in the absence of heat transfer, whereas Ali etÂ al. (2014) studied the secondgrade fluid in the presence of heat transfer due to free convection flow. Recently, Hussanan etÂ al. (2014), Khalid etÂ al. (2015a, b) have also investigated Stokes second problem of free convection flow of Casson fluid with Newtonian heating and constant wall temperature conditions. In another investigation, Khalid etÂ al. (2015c) analysed Stokes second problem of free convection flow of nanofluids with ramped wall temperature. However, Stokes second problem of noncoaxial rotation of the disk in the presence of heat transfer has not been investigated yet. Therefore, this study aims to make such an attempt. More precisely, in this research we will study the unsteady free convection flow of viscous fluid due to noncoaxial rotation and fluid at infinity over an oscillating vertical plate with constant wall temperature. Exact solutions to this problem will be obtained by using the Laplace transform technique, and results will be displayed graphically in several plots and discussed in detail for embedded parameters.
Mathematical formulation of the problem
Consider a Cartesian coordinate system where an incompressible viscous fluid is filling semiinfinite space \(z \ge 0\) and the heat transfer occurs due to free convection. The xaxis is taken in an upward direction along the disk and the zaxis is taken normally to the plane of the disk. The axes of rotation for both the disk and the fluid are assumed to be in plane \(x = 0\). Initially, at \(t = 0\) the disk and fluid at infinity are rotating about the \(z'\)axis with the common angular velocity \(\Omega \). After time \(t > 0\), the disk suddenly starts to rotate about the zaxis with uniform angular velocity \(\Omega \), while the fluid at infinity continues to rotate about the \(z'\)axis with the same angular velocity as that of the disk. The disk executes oscillations in its own plane and is nonconducting and nonporous. The distance between axes of rotation is equal to \(\ell \). Thus, we seek a solution in the form of:
The physical model with a coordinate system is shown in Fig. 1.
Therefore, the mathematical modelling of this problem is governed by the following continuity and momentum equations:
where div is the divergent operator, \({\mathbf {V}} = (u,v,w)\) is the velocity field, \(\rho \) is the constant density of fluid, \(\displaystyle {\frac{d}{{dt}} = \left( {\frac{\partial }{{\partial t}} + u\frac{\partial }{{\partial x}} + v\frac{\partial }{{\partial y}} + w\frac{\partial }{{\partial z}}} \right) }\) is the substantial derivative, \({\mathbf {b}} = (b_x,b_y,b_z)\) is the body force, and \({\mathbf {T}}\) is the Cauchy stress tensor in terms of the secondorder tensor. The Cauchy stress tensor for viscous fluid can be defined as:
with
where p is pressure, \({\mathbf {I}}\) is the identity tensor, \(\mu \) is the dynamic viscosity, \(\mathbf {A_1}\) is the Rivlin Ericksen tensor, and (T) indicates the matrix transpose. In this problem, the velocity field can be defined as:
Thus, by using Eq. (7), the continuity in Eq. (3) results in:
which upon integration gives
where \(c_1\) is a constant of integration. As we have assumed that the disk is nonporous (rigid), we choose \({c_1} = 0\). Therefore, we obtained \(w = 0\) for velocity in the zdirection. Then, Eq. (7) becomes \({\mathbf {V}} = \left[ {u\left( {z,t} \right) ,v\left( {z,t} \right) , 0 } \right] \). Using \({\mathbf {V}}\) and Eqs. (5), (6), the momentum in Eq. (4) in component forms can be written as follows:

1.
xcoordinate:
$$\begin{aligned} \rho \left( {\frac{{\partial u}}{{\partial t}} + u\frac{{\partial u}}{{\partial x}} + v\frac{{\partial u}}{{\partial y}}} \right) =  \frac{{\partial p}}{{\partial x}} + \mu \frac{{{\partial ^2}f}}{{\partial {z^2}}} + \rho {b_x}, \end{aligned}$$(10) 
2.
ycoordinate:
$$\begin{aligned} \rho \left( {\frac{{\partial v}}{{\partial t}} + u\frac{{\partial v}}{{\partial x}} + v\frac{{\partial v}}{{\partial y}}} \right) =  \frac{{\partial p}}{{\partial y}} + \mu \frac{{{\partial ^2}g}}{{\partial {z^2}}} + \rho {b_y}, \end{aligned}$$(11)
Moreover, by substituting Eqs. (1) and (2) for Eqs. (10) and (11), it gives:
Since the free convection flow happens in the xdirection, \(b_x = {g_x}\) and \(b_y = 0\). Therefore, Eqs. (12) and (13) can be written as:
The pressure gradient terms \( \displaystyle {\frac{{\partial p}}{{\partial x}} + \rho {\Omega ^2}x}\) and \( \displaystyle {\frac{{\partial p}}{{\partial y}} + \rho {\Omega ^2}y}\) in Eqs. (14) and (15) can be simplified by using the equation of \({r^2} = {x^2} + {y^2}\) and obtained as \(\displaystyle {{p^{**}} = p  \rho \frac{1}{2}{\Omega ^2}{r^2}}\) . Using this modified pressure gradient in Eqs. (14) and (15), it yields:
In the momentum equation, the modified pressure gradient \({p^{**}}\) can be written as a sum of two terms (Jaluria 1980), as follows (dropping the ** notation):
where \({p_a}\) is hydrostatic pressure and \({p_d}\) is dynamic pressure. By using Eq. (18) in Eqs. (16) and (17), it obtains:
Using (Jaluria 1980):
in Eqs. (19) and (20), it obtains:
Equation (22) can be simplified as:
and the density differences are estimated by the thermal buoyancy as:
where \(\beta \) is the volumetric coefficient of thermal expansion and T is the temperature of the fluid. Therefore, Eq. (24) becomes:
The relevant initial and boundary conditions are (Erdogan 1999; Hayat etÂ al. 2003, 2004; Das etÂ al. 2014; Ersoy 2015):
where U is the amplitude of the disk oscillations, H(t) is a Heaviside function, and \(\omega \) is a frequency of oscillation. After substituting Eqs. (1) and (2) for initial and boundary conditions [Eqs. (27)â€“(29)], it obtains:
The energy equation is expressed as (Sahoo etÂ al. 2010; Chandran etÂ al. 2005; Chaudhary and Jain 2006; Deka and Das 2011; Narahari and Nayan 2011):
subjected to initial and boundary conditions:
where k is thermal conductivity and \(c_p\) is the specific heat capacity of the fluid at constant pressure. In order to find the value of dynamic pressure gradients \(\displaystyle {\frac{{\partial {p_d}}}{{\partial x}}}\) and \(\displaystyle {\frac{{\partial {p_d}}}{{\partial y}}}\) in Eqs. (23) and (26), the boundary conditions in Eqs. (32) and (34) will be used at \(z \rightarrow \infty \), where there is no shear stress acting on fluid at infinity. Here, we obtain \(\displaystyle {\frac{{\partial {p_d}}}{{\partial x}}} = 0\) and \(\displaystyle {\frac{{\partial {p_d}}}{{\partial y}}} =  \rho {\Upomega ^2}\ell \). Therefore, Eqs. (26) and (23) can be written as:
Now, by using \(F = f + ig\), Eqs. (35) and (36) can be combined as:
subjected to initial and boundary conditions:
Solution of the problem
In order to solve the governing equations, transform these equations into a nondimensional form and introduce the following dimensionless variables:
into Eqs. (37) and (33). The dimensionless momentum and energy equations are written as (dropping the * notation):
where \(\displaystyle {Gr = \frac{{{g_x}\beta \left( {{T_w}  {T_\infty }} \right) }}{{{\Omega ^2}\ell }}}\) is a Grashof number and \(\displaystyle {\Pr = \frac{{\mu {c_p}}}{k}}\) is a Prandtl number. The corresponding initial and boundary conditions [Eqs. (38)â€“(40)] and Eq. (34) become:
where \(\displaystyle {{U_0} = \frac{U}{{\Omega \ell }}}\) is a dimensionless parameter of amplitude of the plate oscillations. Exact solutions of the coupled partial differential in Eqs. (42) and (43) subject to initial and boundary conditions in Eqs. (44)â€“(49) are obtained by using the Laplace transform technique. Thus, the following transform equations in the (z,Â q)domain are obtained:
Here, subscripts c and s in Eqs. (50) and (51) refer to cosine and sine oscillations of the disk. The inverse Laplace transform of Eqs. (50)â€“(52) is obtained as:
with
where \(a_1 = \Pr  1\), \({b_1} = \displaystyle {\frac{i}{{{a_1}}}}\), \({b_2} = \displaystyle {\frac{{Gr}}{{{a_1}{b_1}}}}\), \({b_3} = \displaystyle {\frac{{{U_0}}}{2}}\), \({b_4} = {b_2} + 1\) and \({b_7} = \displaystyle {\frac{{{U_0}}}{{2i}}}\). Clearly, from solutions in Eqs. (53) and (54), they are not valid for \(\Pr = 1\). Therefore, to make these solutions valid for \(\Pr = 1\), Eqs. (42) and (43) need to be solved and after using Eq. (52) with \(\Pr = 1\), these solutions are obtained as:
with
where \({b_5} = \displaystyle {\frac{{Gr}}{i}}\) and \({b_6} = {b_5} + 1\).
Skin friction and Nusselt number
The skin friction is defined as:
which after dimensionless analysis reduces to:
where \({\tau ^*} = \displaystyle {\frac{{\tau \sqrt{\upsilon }}}{{\mu \ell {\Omega ^{\frac{3}{2}}}}}}\). Finally, Eq. (59), in view of Eqs. (53) and (54), gives (* sign is dropped for simplicity):
where
Similar to the case of \(\Pr = 1\), the skin friction of Eqs. (56) and (57) can be written as:
where
The Nusselt number is defined as:
which upon incorporating Eq. (55) yields:
Results and discussion
In order to understand the physical aspects of the problem, the numerical results for velocity [Eqs. (53, 54)] and temperature [Eq. (55)] are computed and plotted graphically for different values of time t, Grashof number Gr, Prandtl number \(\Pr \), phase angle \(\omega t\), and amplitude of the plate oscillations \(U_0\). All of these graphs are displayed for a real part of velocity (primary velocity) and for an imaginary part of velocity (secondary velocity). Figures 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 showed the physical graphs for cosine and sine oscillation, whereas Fig. 7 illustrated the temperature profiles. The behaviour of both oscillations for all parameters involved is the same, except for the phase angle. All results obtained satisfy all of the initial and boundary conditions [Eqs. (44)â€“(46)]. Firstly, the behaviour of velocity towards time changing is discussed in Fig. 2. From an observation, the velocity increased when the value of t increased. During the changing of time, the flow is getting energy from an external source. This external source is produced by a buoyancy force that will increase the velocity when time is increasing. If there is no external source, the velocity decreases because the inertial forces oppose the increase in velocity.
Figure 3 illustrated the effect of Gr on velocity profiles. It can be observed that velocity increased when the value of Gr was increased. Physically, Gr is a ratio of buoyancy force to viscous force. Therefore, during the free convection process, the buoyancy force is dominant and leads Gr to increase, consequently increasing velocity. The influence of \(\Pr \) on velocity profiles is shown in Fig. 4. As clearly shown, when \(\Pr \) increased, the velocity decreased. Prandtl number \(\Pr \) is the ratio of kinematic viscosity to thermal diffusivity. Therefore, when \(\Pr \) increased, the kinematic viscosity increased but thermal diffusivity decreased. Thus, the velocity will decrease due to the increase in kinematic viscosity. Furthermore, as we have mentioned before, the behaviours of velocities in Fig. 5 are different. In Fig. 5, in the case of cosine oscillation, the velocity decreased when \(\omega t\) increased. However, there is quite an opposite behaviour observed for sine oscillation, where the velocity increased when values of \(\omega t\) increased. Clearly, these figures satisfied the boundary conditions, which showed the accuracy of the results. The effect of \(U_0\) on velocity was displayed in Fig. 6. Obviously, \(U_0\) is the maximum extent of oscillation. Therefore, when \(U_0\) increased, the velocity of the fluid also increased.
Figure 7b shows the temperature profiles increasing when t increased, but decreasing for larger values of \(\Pr \) (Fig. 7a). The effects of dimensionless time t, Grashof number Gr, Prandtl number \(\Pr \), phase angle \(\omega t\), and amplitude of the plate oscillations \(U_0\) on skin friction and the Nusselt number corresponding to isothermal velocities are presented in Tables 1, 2 and 3. An increase of values t, Gr and \(U_0\) decreases the isothermal skin frictions on the surface. On the other hand, Nusselt number Nu is found to increase for large values of \(\Pr \), but decrease when increasing t. In order to check the accuracy of the results as shown in Fig. 8, the validation process has been done by comparing the cosine and sine oscillations (graph shown by solid line) with those of Guria etÂ al. (2010) (graph shown by circles). By allowing the parameters of slip condition, suction S and magnetic \(M^2\) to be equal to zero in Eq. (32) (Guria etÂ al. 2010): it is found that the result was identical to Eq. (53) when \(\omega t = \pi /2\), \({U_0} = Gr = \Pr = 0\) and Eq. (54) when \(\omega t = {U_0} = Gr = Pr = 0\). These solutions are called limiting cases. In addition, the accuracy of the results is also verified by comparing with numerical results as shown in Tables 4 and 5. Equations (42â€“49) have been solved numerically by using Gaverâ€“Stehfest algorithm for inverse Laplace transform (Villinger 1985; Stehfest 1970). This table shows that results of primary and secondary velocities for the cosine case from exact [Eq. (53)] and numerical solutions are found to be in good agreement.
Conclusion
In this paper an exact solution is performed to investigate the unsteady viscous fluid due to noncoaxial rotation over an isothermal oscillating vertical plate. The dimensionless governing equations are solved by using the Laplace transform method. The results for velocity and temperature are plotted and discussed graphically. The numerical results for skin friction and the Nusselt number are calculated in tables. The main conclusions of this study are as follows:

1
Velocity increases when increasing t, Gr, \(U_0\) and \(\omega t\) for the sine case, whereas it decreases when increasing values of \(\Pr \) and \(\omega t\) for the cosine case.

2
Temperature increases when increasing t, whereas it decreases when \(\Pr \) is increased.

3
Skin friction increases when increasing values of \(\Pr \) and \(\omega t\) for the cosine case, whereas it decreases when increasing values of t, Gr, \(U_0\) and \(\omega t\) for the sine case.

4
The Nusselt number increases when increasing \(\Pr \), whereas it decreases when increasing t.

5
Solutions in Eqs. (53) and (54) are found to be in excellent agreement with those obtained by Guria etÂ al. (2010).
Abbreviations
 MHD:

magnetohydrodynamic
References
Ahmad I (2012) Flow induced by noncoaxial rotations of porous disk and a fluid in a porous medium. Afr J Math Comput Sci Res 5(2):23â€“27
Ali F, Norzieha M, Sharidan S, Khan I, Hayat T (2012) New exact solutions of Stokesâ€™ second problem for an MHD second grade fluid in a porous space. Int J Nonlinear Mech 47:521â€“525
Ali F, Khan I, Shafie S (2014) Closed form solutions for unsteady free convection flow of a second grade fluid over an oscillating vertical plate. PLoS ONE 9(2):1â€“15
Asghar S, Hanif K, Hayat T, Khalique CM (2007) MHD nonNewtonian flow due to noncoaxial rotations of an accelerated disk and a fluid at infinity. Commun Nonlinear Sci Numer Simul 12:465â€“485
Chandran P, Sacheti NC, Singh AK (2005) Natural convection near a vertical plate with ramped wall temperature. Heat Mass Transf 41:459â€“464
Chaudhary RC, Jain P (2006) Unsteady free convection boundarylayer flow past an impulsively started vertical surface with Newtonian heating. Rom J Phys 51(9â€“10):911â€“925
Corina F, Vieru D, Fetecau C (2008) A note on the second problem of Stokes for Newtonian fluids. Int J NonLinear Mech 43(5):451
Das S, Jana RN (2014) Hall effects on unsteady hydromagnetic flow induced by an eccentric concentric rotation of a disk and a fluid at infinity. Ain Shams Eng J 5:1325â€“1335
Das S, Maji SL, Ghara N, Jana RN (2012) Combined effects of Hall currents and slip condition on steady flow of a viscous fluid due to noncoaxial rotation of a porous disk and a fluid at infinity. J Mech Eng Res 4(5):175â€“184
Das S, Jana M, Jana RN (2013) Unsteady hydromagnetic flow due to concentric rotation of eccentric disks. J Mech 29(1):169â€“176
Das S, Jana M, Jana RN (2014) Oscillatory flow due to eccentrically rotating porous disk and a fluid at infinity embedded in a porous medium. Meccanica 49:147â€“153
Deka RK, Das SK (2011) Radiation effects on free convection flow near a vertical plate with ramped wall temperature. Engineering 3:1197â€“1206
Erdogan ME (1999) Flow due to parallel disks rotating about noncoincident axis with one of them oscillating in its plane. Int J NonLinear Mech 34:1019â€“1030
Erdogan ME (2000) A note on the unsteady flow of a viscous fluid due to an oscillating plane wall. Int J Nonlinear Mech 35:1â€“6
Ersoy HV (2003) Unsteady viscous flow induced by eccentricâ€“concentric rotation of a disk and the fluid at infinity. Turk J Eng Environ Sci 27:115â€“123
Ersoy HV (2010) MHD flow of a second order/grade fluid due to noncoaxial rotation of a porous disk and the fluid at infinity. Math Comput Appl 15(3):354â€“363
Ersoy HV (2014) Flow of a Maxwell fluid between two porous disks rotating about noncoincident axes. Adv Mech Eng 2014:1â€“7
Ersoy HV (2015) Periodic flow due to oscillations of eccentric rotating porous disks. Adv Mech Eng 7(8):1â€“8
Guria M, Das S, Jana RN (2007) Hall effects on unsteady flow of a viscous fluid due to noncoaxial rotation of a porous disk and a fluid at infinity. Int J NonLinear Mech 42:1204â€“1209
Guria M, Kanch AK, Das S, Jana RN (2010) Effects of Hall current and slip condition on unsteady flow of a viscous fluid due to noncoaxial rotation of a porous disk and a fluid at infinity. Meccanica 45:23â€“32
Hayat T, Asghar S, Siddiqui AM, Haroon T (2001) Unsteady MHD flow due to noncoaxial rotations of a porous disk and a fluid at infinity. Acta Mech 151:127â€“134
Hayat T, Zamurad M, Asghar S, Siddiqui AM (2003) Magnetohydrodynamic flow due to noncoaxial rotations of a porous oscillating disk and a fluid at infinity. Int J Eng Sci 41:1177â€“1196
Hayat T, Ellahi R, Asghar S, Siddiqui AM (2004) Flow induced by noncoaxial rotation of a porous disk executing nontorsional oscillations and a second grade fluid rotating at infinity. Appl Math Model 28:591â€“605
Hussanan A, Anwar MI, Ali F, Khan I, Shafie S (2014) Natural convection flow past an oscillating plate with Newtonian heating. Heat Transf Res 45(2):119â€“137
Jaluria Y (1980) Natural convection. Pergamon Press, Oxford
Khalid A, Khan I, Khan A, Shafie S (2015a) Unsteady MHD free convection flow of Casson fluid past over an oscillating vertical plate embedded in a porous medium. Eng Sci Technol 18:309â€“317
Khalid A, Khan I, Shafie S (2015b) Unsteady boundary layer flow of a Casson fluid past an oscillating vertical plate with constant wall temperature. Malays J Fundam Appl Sci 11(1):28â€“32
Khalid A, Khan I, Shafie S (2015c) Exact solutions for free convection flow of nanofluids with ramped wall temperature. Eur Phys J Plus 130(57):1â€“14
Lakshmi R, Muthuselvi M (2014) Investigation of viscous fluid in a rotating disk. IOSR J Math (IOSRJM) 10(5):42â€“47
Manna G, Maji SN, Guria M, Jana RN (2007) Unsteady viscous flow past a flat plate in a rotating system. J Phys Sci 11:29â€“42
Mohammed A, Khan I, Shafie S (2012) Exact solutions for MHD natural convection flow near an oscillating plate emerged in a porous medium. J Teknol (Sci Eng) 57(1):1â€“15
Mohammed A, Khan I, Vieru D, Shafie S (2014) Exact solutions for unsteady flow of second grade fluid generated by oscillating wall with transpiration. Appl Math Mech Engl Ed 35(7):821â€“830
Narahari M, Nayan MY (2011) Free convection flow past an impulsively started infinite vertical plate with Newtonian heating in the presence of thermal radiation and mass diffusion. Turk J Eng Environ Sci 35:187â€“198
Panton R (1968) The transient for Stokesâ€™s oscillating plate a solution in terms of tabulated functions. J Fluid Mech 31:819â€“825
Sahoo SN, Panda JP, Dash GC (2010) Hydromagnetic oscillatory flow and heat transfer of a viscous liquid past a vertical porous plate in a rotating medium. Indian J Sci Technol 3(7):817â€“821
Sajid M, Javed T, Hayat T (2008) MHD rotating flow of a viscous fluid over a shrinking surface. Nonlinear Dyn 54:259â€“265
Stehfest H (1970) Algorithm 368: numerical inversion of Laplace transform. Commun ACM 13(1):47â€“49
Villinger H (1985) Solving cylindrical geothermal problems using Gaverâ€“Stehfest inverse Laplace transform. Geophysics 50(10):1581â€“1587
Authors' contributions
All authors contributed extensively to the development and completion of this article. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Authorsâ€™ information
Ahmad Qushairi Mohamad was born in Malaysia, Marang, Terengganu, on October 10 1991; has obtained his B.Sc. (2012) and M.Sc. (2014) in Mathematics from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Now, he is a Ph.D. student from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty Sciences, and Department of Mathematical Sciences. His interest of research is fluid mechanics and advanced transport phenomena. Mr. Ahmad Qushairi Mohamad is member of Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society. Ilyas Khan did his M. Phil from QuaidiAzam University Islamabad, Pakistan, Ph.D. and Post Doc from Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Johor Bahru, Johor. He is also working as a visiting research fellow at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. His field of interest is analytical and numerical solutions of Newtonian and nonNewtonian fluids. Dr. Khan has several years of teaching and research experience and currently he is working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Basic Sciences, College of Engineering Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia. Zulkhibri Ismail was born in Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, on August 21 1977; has obtained his B.Sc. (2000) in Mathematics from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and M.Sc. (2005) in Mathematics from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Now, he is a Ph.D. student from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty Sciences, and Department of Mathematical Sciences. His interest of research is fluid mechanics and advanced transport phenomena. Mr. Zulkhibri Ismail is member of Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society. Sharidan Shafie obtained his B.Sc. (1992) and M.Sc. (1996) in Mathematics from Universiti Tecknologi Malaysia. He obtained his Ph.D. (2005) in Applied Mathematics from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Major research interest is Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer. Dr. Sharidan is working as an Associate Professor at Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty Sciences, UTM. He is member of Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society. He has published a number of research papers in Journal and Conferences in professional societies.
Acknowledgements
The author would like to acknowledge the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), the Research Management Centre of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) for the financial support through Vote Numbers 4F255, 4F538, 06H67, 13H74 and RDU131405 for this research.
Competing interests
Ahmad Qushairi Mohamad has received research grants from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (06H67 and 13H74Research University Grant (RUG)) and the Ministry of Higher Education (4F255 and 4F538Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)). Ilyas Khan has received a research collaborator from the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) UTM through a vote (4F538). Zulkhibri Ismail has received a research grant from Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) (RDU131405). Sharidan Shafie has received research grants from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (06H67 and 13H74Research University Grant (RUG)) and the Ministry of Higher Education (4F255 and 4F538Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)).
Funding
This study was funded by the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) UTM (from the Ministry of Higher Education) through Vote Numbers (4F255, 4F538) and a Research University Grant (RUG) UTM through a Vote Number (06H67, 13H74).
Author information
Authors and Affiliations
Corresponding author
Additional information
Ahmad Qushairi Mohamad, Ilyas Khan and Sharidan Shafie contributed equally to this work
Rights and permissions
Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
About this article
Cite this article
Mohamad, A.Q., Khan, I., Ismail, Z. et al. Exact solutions for unsteady free convection flow over an oscillating plate due to noncoaxial rotation. SpringerPlus 5, 2090 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1186/s4006401637482
Received:
Accepted:
Published:
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s4006401637482