Table of Contents
Journal of Fluids
Volume 2016, Article ID 1453613, 10 pages
Research Article

Plane Waves and Fundamental Solutions in Heat Conducting Micropolar Fluid

1Department of Mathematics, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 136119, India
2Department of Mathematics, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Anandpur Sahib 140124, India

Received 20 March 2016; Accepted 22 May 2016

Academic Editor: Ciprian Iliescu

Copyright © 2016 Rajneesh Kumar and Mandeep Kaur. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In the present investigation, we study the propagation of plane waves in heat conducting micropolar fluid. The phase velocity, attenuation coefficient, specific loss, and penetration depth are computed numerically and depicted graphically. In addition, the fundamental solutions of the system of differential equations in case of steady oscillations are constructed. Some basic properties of the fundamental solution and special cases are also discussed.