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Chinese Journal of Mathematics
Volume 2014, Article ID 656039, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/656039
Research Article

Assesment of New Analytical Method for Solving the Foam Drainage Equation

Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz 5166116471, Iran

Received 29 August 2013; Accepted 5 December 2013; Published 4 February 2014

Academic Editors: S. N. U. A. Kirmani and J. Sun

Copyright © 2014 Ali Nikkar. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The drainage of liquid foams involves the interplay of gravity, surface tension, and viscous forces. Foaming occurs in many distillation and absorption processes. In this study, a new reliable technique is used to handle the foam drainage equation. This new method resulted from VIM by a simple modification, that is, variational iteration method-II (VIM-II). It has been shown that the VIM-II is a powerful technique in obtaining accurate solutions that cannot be given otherwise by perturbation and other methods. The accuracy and convergence of the method are also investigated and compared with other methods. The results showed that there are good agreements between the results.