Application of successive linearisation method to squeezing flow with bifurcation

Motsa, S. S. ; Makinde, O. D. ; Shateyi, S. (2014-01-02)

Please cite as follows: Motsa, S. S., Makinde, O. D. & Shateyi, S. 2014. Application of successive linearisation method to squeezing flow with bifurcation. Advances in Mathematical Physics, 2014:1-6 (Article ID 410620), doi:10.1155/2014/410620.

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This paper employs the computational approach known as successive linearization method (SLM) to tackle a fourth order nonlinear differential equation modelling the transient flow of an incompressible viscous fluid between two parallel plates produced by a simple wall motion. Numerical and graphical results obtained show excellent agreement with the earlier results reported in the literature. We obtain solution branches as well as a turning point in the flow field accurately. A comparison with numerical results generated using the inbuilt MATLAB boundary value solver, bvp4c, demonstrates that the SLM approach is a very efficient technique for tackling highly nonlinear differential equations of the type discussed in this paper.

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