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An analytic solution of the stagnation point flow problem

language: **English **

received 15.10.2007, published 23.11.2007

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**ABSTRACT**

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”, http://www.ejta.org, 2007, 21.

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