Numerical solution of falkner-skan equation by iterative transformation method

    Helmi Temimi Affiliation
    ; Mohamed Ben-Romdhane Affiliation


In this paper, we study the nonlinear boundary-layer equation of Falkner-Skan defined on a semi-infinite domain. An iterative finite difference (IFD) scheme is proposed to numerically solve such nonlinear ordinary differential equation. A computational iterative scheme is developed based on Newton-Kantorovich quasilinearization. At every iteration, the obtained linearized differential equation is numerically solved using the standard finite difference method. Numerical experiments show the accuracy and efficiency of the method compared to existing solvers. The computation is performed for different parameter values, including the special case of Blasius problem.

Keyword : Falkner-Skan equation, Blasius equation, quasi-linearization, iterative nite dierence method

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Temimi, H., & Ben-Romdhane, M. (2018). Numerical solution of falkner-skan equation by iterative transformation method. Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, 23(1), 139-151.
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