Jeffery Hamel Flow of a non-Newtonian Fluid

Document Type: Research Paper

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1 Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, HITEC University, Taxila Cantt, Pakistan

2 HITEC University Taxila Cantt Pakistan

Abstract

This paper presents the Jeffery Hamel flow of a non-Newtonian fluid namely Casson fluid. Suitable similarity transform is applied to reduce governing nonlinear partial differential equations to a much simpler ordinary differential equation. Variation of Parameters Method (VPM) is then employed to solve resulting equation. Same problem is solved numerical by using Runge-Kutta order 4 method. A comparison between both the solutions is carried out to check the efficiency of VPM. Effects of emerging parameters are demonstrated both for diverging and converging channels using graphical simulation.

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