ABSTRACT The problem of steady two-dimensional oblique stagnation-point flow of an incompressible viscous fluid towards a stretching surface is reexamined. Here the surface is stretched with a velocity proportional to the distance from a fixed point. Previous studies on this problem are reviewed and the errors in the boundary conditions at infinity are rectified. It is found that for a very small value of shear in the free stream, the flow has a boundary layer structure when , where and are the free stream stagnation-point velocity and the stretching velocity of the sheet, respectively, being the distance along the surface from the stagnation-point. On the other hand, the flow has an inverted boundary layer structure when . It is also observed that for given values of and free stream shear, the horizontal velocity at a point decreases with increase in the pressure gradient parameter.
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