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Application of the HAM-based Mathematica package BVPh 2.0 on MHD Falkner–Skan flow of nano-fluid

U. Farooq
Organization: Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Department: State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering
Y.L. Zhao
T. Hayat
Organization: Quaid-i-Azam University
Department: Department of Mathematics
A. Alsaedi
Shijun Liao
Journal / Anthology

Computers & Fluids
Year: 2015
Volume: 111
Page range: 69-75

Many boundary-layer flows are governed by one or coupled nonlinear ordinary differential equations (ODEs). Currently, a Mathematica package BVPh 2.0 is issued for nonlinear boundary-value/eigenvalue problems with boundary conditions at multiple points. The BVPh 2.0 is based on an analytic approximation method for highly nonlinear problems, namely the homotopy analysis method (HAM), and is free available online. In this paper, the BVPh 2.0 is successfully applied to solve magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Falkner–Skan flow of nano-fluid past a fixed wedge in a semi-infinite domain, and the influence of physical parameters on the considered flows is investigated in details. Physically, this work deepens and enriches our understandings about the magnetohydrodynamic Falkner–Skan flows of nano-fluid past a wedge. Mathematically, it illustrates the potential and validity of the BVPh 2.0 for complicated boundary- layer flows.

*Applied Mathematics > Computer Science
*Science > Physics > Fluid Mechanics