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W. A. Albarakati

An analytic solution of the stagnation point flow problem

language: English

received 15.10.2007, published 23.11.2007

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The Falkner-Skan equation models the laminar flow of an incompressible fluid for several physical situations. A specially interesting case is that of a flow with a stagnation point. This problem is solved analytically in the form of a power series with a finite radius of convergence. By modifying a Pade approximant corresponding to the power series a simple expression is obtained which describes the solution uniformly over the whole domain [0,inf).

Keywords: Falkner-Skan equation, stagnation point flow, Pade approximation, Wang transformation

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Сitation: W. A. Albarakati. An analytic solution of the stagnation point flow problem. Electronic Journal “Technical Acoustics”,, 2007, 21.


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Wafaa Alhasan Albarakati - Assistant Professor at Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia). Area of interest: differential equations.

e-mail: wbarakati(at)