Journal Article

Flow analysis for the Falkner–Sken wedge flow

H. Barania, N. Haghparast, Mo. Miansari and A. Barari
Current Science
Vol. 103, No. 2 (25 July 2012), pp. 169-177
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/24084996
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Flow analysis for the Falkner–Sken wedge flow
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Abstract

In this article an analytical technique, namely the homotopy analysis method (HAM), is applied to solve the momentum and energy equations in the case of a two-dimensional incompressible flow passing over a wedge. The trail and error method and Padé approximation strategies have been used to obtain the constant coefficients in the approximated solution. The effects of the polynomial terms of HAM are considered and the accuracy of the results is shown, which increases with the increasing polynomial terms of HAM. Analytical results for the dimensionless velocity and temperature profiles of the wedge flow are presented graphically for different values of the wedge angle and Prandtl number. Results show good accuracy when compared with the numerical solution.

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