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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 18, Issue 2, Pages 357-364

Hodographic study of plane micropolar fluid flows

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wheeling Jesuit College, Wheeling 23006, West Virginia, USA

Received 13 January 1993

Copyright © 1995 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 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.


Equations of steady flow of a plane micropolar fluid are transformed to the hodograph plane by means of the Legendre transform function of the streamfunction. Results are summarized in the form of a theorem, some flow problems are investigated as applications of this theorem and exact solutions and geometry of the flow are obtained in each case.