Z. Naturforsch. 68a, 319 – 326 (2013)
A new Analytical Solution Procedure for the Motion of a Spherical Particle in a Plane Couette Flow
Majid Khan1, Fazlollah Soleymani2, and Muhammad Asif Gondal1
1 Department of Sciences and Humanities, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan
2 Department of Mathematics, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan Branch, Zahedan, Iran
Received April 19, 2012 / revised October 2, 2012 / published online April 10, 2013
Reprint requests to: M. K.; E-mail: mk.cfd1@gmail.com
In this article, we applied the variational iteration method along with a Padé approximation (VIM-Padé) to obtain the analytical approximate solution for the motion of a spherical particle in a plane Couette flow. We studied the effects of different flow parameters on the velocity field. It is examined that the present analytical technique is extremely efficient and easy to apply for such a problem.
Key words: Spherical Particle; Couette Flow; Variation Iteration Method; Analytical Solution.
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