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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2010, Article ID 501476, 7 pages
Research Article

A Novel Solution for the Glauert-Jet Problem by Variational Iteration Method-Padé Approximant

Engineering Faculty of Bu-Ali Sina University, P. O. Box 65175-4161, 3146984738 Hamedan, Iran

Received 19 December 2009; Accepted 11 February 2010

Academic Editor: Jihuan Huan He

Copyright © 2010 Hamed Shahmohamadi and Mohammad Mehdi Rashidi. 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.


We will consider variational iteration method (VIM) and Padé approximant, for finding analytical solutions of the Glauert-jet (self-similar wall jet over an impermeable, resting plane surface) problem. The solutions are compared with the exact solution. The results illustrate that VIM is an attractive method in solving the systems of nonlinear equations. It is predicted that VIM can have a found wide application in engineering problems.