Solution of the MHD Falkner-Skan flow by homotopy analysis method. (English) Zbl 1221.76133

Summary: An analysis is performed to find the series solution of the boundary layer Falkner-Skan equation for wedge. The boundary layer similarity equation takes into account a special form of the chosen magnetic field. The results are obtained by solving the nonlinear differential system by homotopy analysis method (HAM). Numerical solution for the skin friction coefficient is also tabulated and compared with HAM.


76M25 Other numerical methods (fluid mechanics) (MSC2010)
76W05 Magnetohydrodynamics and electrohydrodynamics
76D10 Boundary-layer theory, separation and reattachment, higher-order effects
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