An Efficient Numerical Method to Solve the Boundary Layer Flow of an Eyring-Powell Non-Newtonian Fluid

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Computer Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Computer Sciences, and Department of Cognitive Modelling, Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran

Abstract

In this paper, the boundary layer flow of an Eyring-Powell non-Newtonian fluid over a linearly stretching sheet is solved using the combination of the quasilinearization method and the Fractional order of Rational Chebyshev function (FRC) collocation method on a semi-infinite domain. The quasilinearization method converts the equation into a sequence of linear equations then, using the FRC collocation method, these linear equations are solved. The governing nonlinear partial differential equations are reduced to the nonlinear ordinary differential equation by similarity transformations. The physical significance of the various parameters of the velocity profile is investigated through graphical figures. An accurate approximation solution is obtained and the convergence of numerical results is shown.

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