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Modified Homotopy Perturbation Transform Method: A Paradigm for Nonlinear Boundary Layer Problems

  • Yasir Khan EMAIL logo and Muhammad Usman


This paper suggests a novel modified homotopy perturbation transform method (MHPTM) for a nonlinear boundary layer problem by suitable choice of an initial solution. The steady Navier–Stokes equations are reduced to nonlinear ordinary differential equations by using similarity variables. The governing nonlinear differential equations are solved by means of MHPTM. The equations are Laplace transformed and the nonlinear terms represented by He's polynomials. The series solution of the nonlinear boundary layer problem is obtained. For such a boundary layer problem, the second derivative at zero is an important point of function, so we have computed f″(0) and compared it with other results. An excellent agreement between the MHPTM and HPM is achieved. Such flow analysis is even not available yet for the hydrodynamic fluid. The series solution for MHD boundary layer problem with slip condition by means of MHPTM is yet not available in the literature

Received: 2011-8-10
Accepted: 2013-10-7
Published Online: 2013-12-24
Published in Print: 2014-2-1

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