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This article presents an improved spectral-homotopy analysis method (ISHAM) for solving nonlinear differential equations. The implementation of this new technique is shown by solving the Falkner-Skan and magnetohydrodynamic boundary layer problems. The results obtained are compared to numerical solutions in the literature and MATLAB's bvp4c solver. The(More)
Efficient analytical methods for solving highly nonlinear boundary value problems are rare in nonlinear mechanics. The purpose of this study is to introduce a new algorithm that leads to exact analytical solutions of nonlinear boundary value problems and performs more efficiently compared to other semi-analytical techniques currently in use. The classical(More)
The study presents an axisymmetric laminar boundary layer flow of a viscous incompressible fluid and heat transfer over a stretching cylinder embedded in a porous medium. A suitable similarity transformation is employed to transform the partial differential equations corresponding to the momentum and heat equations into nonlinear ordinary differential(More)
This paper presents the solution of the nonlinear equation that governs the flow of a viscous, incompressible fluid between two converging-diverging rigid walls using an improved homotopy analysis method. The results obtained by this new technique show that the improved homotopy analysis method converges much faster than both the homotopy analysis method(More)
In this paper we report on a novel method for solving systems of highly nonlinear differential equations by blending two recent semi-numerical techniques; the spectral homotopy analysis method and the successive linearisation method. The hybrid method converges rapidly and is an enhancement of the utility of the original spectral homotopy analysis method(More)
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