Shooting Method for Third Order Simultaneous Ordinary Differential Equations with Application to Magnetohydrodynamic Boundary Layer

  • A.C. Srivastava Department of Mathematics, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh.
  • G.C. Hazarika Department of Mathematics, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh
Keywords: Shooting method, Algorithm, Magnetic field

Abstract

An algorithm based on the shooting method has been developed for the solution of a two-point boundary value problem consisting of a system of third order simultaneous ordinary differential equations. The Falkner-Skan equations for electrically conducting viscous fluid with applied magnetic field has been solved by using this algorithm for various values of the wedge angle and magnetic parameters. The shooting method seems to be well convergent for a system as our results are in good agreement with those obtained by other methods. It is observed that both viscous boundary layer and magnetic boundary layer decrease while velocity as well as magnetic field increase with the increase of the wedge angle.

Author Biographies

A.C. Srivastava, Department of Mathematics, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh.
Department of Mathematics, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh.
G.C. Hazarika, Department of Mathematics, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh
Department of Mathematics, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh
Published
2013-01-01
How to Cite
SrivastavaA., & HazarikaG. (2013). Shooting Method for Third Order Simultaneous Ordinary Differential Equations with Application to Magnetohydrodynamic Boundary Layer. Defence Science Journal, 40(3), 263-274. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.40.4468
Section
Engineering Science & Technology