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2013 A New Approach for a Class of the Blasius Problem via a Transformation and Adomian’s Method
Abdelhalim Ebaid, Nwaf Al-Armani
Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2013(SI29): 1-8 (2013). DOI: 10.1155/2013/753049


The main feature of the boundary layer flow problems is the inclusion of the boundary conditions at infinity. Such boundary conditions cause difficulties for any of the series methods when applied to solve such problems. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, two procedures were used extensively in the past two decades to deal with the boundary conditions at infinity, either the Padé approximation or the direct numerical codes. However, an intensive work is needed to perform the calculations using the Padé technique. Regarding this point, a new idea is proposed in this paper. The idea is based on transforming the unbounded domain into a bounded one by the help of a transformation. Accordingly, the original differential equation is transformed into a singular differential equation with classical boundary conditions. The current approach is applied to solve a class of the Blasius problem and a special class of the Falkner-Skan problem via an improved version of Adomian’s method (Ebaid, 2011). In addition, the numerical results obtained by using the proposed technique are compared with the other published solutions, where good agreement has been achieved. The main characteristic of the present approach is the avoidance of the Padé approximation to deal with the infinity boundary conditions.


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Abdelhalim Ebaid. Nwaf Al-Armani. "A New Approach for a Class of the Blasius Problem via a Transformation and Adomian’s Method." Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2013 (SI29) 1 - 8, 2013.


Published: 2013
First available in Project Euclid: 26 February 2014

zbMATH: 07095330
MathSciNet: MR3090267
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2013/753049

Rights: Copyright © 2013 Hindawi

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