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The One Step Optimal Homotopy Analysis Method to Circular Porous Slider
An incompressible Newtonian fluid is forced through the porous of a circular slider which is moving laterally on a horizontal plan. In this paper, we introduce and apply the one step Optimal Homotopy Analysis Method (one step OHAM) to the problem of the circular porous slider where a fluid is injected through the porous bottom. The effects of mass injection and lateral velocity on the heat generated by viscous dissipation are investigated by solving the governing boundary layer equations using one step optimal homotopy technique. The approximate solution for the coupled nonlinear ordinary differential equations resulting from the momentum equation is obtained and discussed for different values of the Reynolds number of the velocity field. The solution obtained is also displayed graphically for various values of the Reynolds number and it is shown that the one step OHAM is capable of finding the approximate solution of circular porous slider.
An interesting subject in mathematical physics is the study and analysis of flow between plates [1–6]. An analytical overview of study of porous bearing has been carried out by Morgan and Cameron in . Gorla  discussed the fluid dynamical and heat transfer of the circular porous slider bearing. The study of the effects of the Reynolds number on circular porous slider has been investigated in  by using the Variational Iteration Method (VIM) which is one of the semi analytical methods. The fluid dynamics in a slider bearing have been discussed in  by using the series expansion and asymptotic expansion. Wang , in fact, discussed the numerical solution for the porous slider for the large Reynolds number. As it is well known the numerical methods such as finite difference and finite element are time consuming and may be difficult due to stability constraints. Toward this end, in this paper, we introduce and apply an effective method (so-called one step Homotopy Analysis Method) that provides accurate solution and has advantage over the finite difference and finite element methods.
Semi analytical schemes such as Variational Iteration Method (VIM), Adomian Decomposition Method (ADM), Homotopy Perturbation Method (HPM), and Homotopy Analysis Method (HAM) have been widely employed to solve various linear and nonlinear ordinary and partial differential equations. One of the advantages of the semi approximate analytical methods is that these methods generate an infinite series solution and, unlike finite difference methods, semi approximate analytical methods do not have the problem of rounding error. Therefore, in contrast to implicit finite difference methods that require the solution of systems of equation, the semi analytical schemes require only the solution of recursive process.
The HAM was developed by Liao  who utilized the idea of homotopy in topology. The interested reader can refer to the much cited book  for a systematic and clear exposition on the HAM. It has been reported that HAM, as an analytical method, has an advantage over perturbation methods in that it is not dependent on small or large parameters . According to , perturbation methods are based on the existence of small or large parameters and they cannot be applied to all nonlinear equations. Nonperturbative methods, such as -expansion and ADM, are independent of small parameters. According to , both perturbation techniques and nonperturbative methods cannot provide a simple procedure to adjust or control the convergence region and rate of given approximate series. HAM allows for fine tuning of convergence region and rate of convergence by allowing an auxiliary parameter to vary [14, 15]. The proper choice of the initial condition, the auxiliary linear operator, and auxiliary parameter will guarantee the convergence of the HAM solution series . According to , compared to the HPM, the HPM solution series will be convergent by considering two factors: the auxiliary linear operator and initial guess .
In a series of papers, Marinca et al. [17–20] have introduced and developed a new method, called Optimal Homotopy Asymptotic Method (OHAM). The HPM and HAM are known to be special cases of OHAM. An advantage of OHAM over the HAM is that there is no necessity to identify the -curve. The control and adjustment of the convergence region are also provided in a convenient way. Furthermore, there is a built-in convergence criteria similar to HAM but with greater flexibility . Marinca et al. [17–20] have used this method successfully on problems in mechanics and have also shown its effectiveness and accuracy.
The OHAM have also some disadvantages. A disadvantage of this method is the necessity to solve a set of nonlinear algebraic equations at each order of approximations. Another disadvantage is that OHAM includes many unknown convergence-control parameters which makes it time consuming for calculating. To overcome of this difficulty, Niu and Wang  presented a new modification of OHAM called one step optimal homotopy analysis method, to improve the computational efficiency of the HAM. In their approach, only one nonlinear algebraic equation with one unknown variable is solved at each order approximations. An optimal homotopy analysis approach that contains at most three convergence-control parameters at any order of approximations has been introduced by Liao .
Our goal of this paper is to apply the one step OHAM introduced by Niu and Wang in  for the circular porous slider. The general framework for solving this kind of problem is introduced. Several cases have been given to demonstrate the efficiency of the framework. So far as we are aware, this is the first time that the coupled nonlinear ordinary differential equation resulting from the momentum equations has been solved approximately using the one step OHAM.
Our paper is organized as follows. In Section 2, we present description of conservation mass and momentum density Navier-Stokes equations and also transformation. In Section 3, we have introduced the one step OHAM to nonlinear system of equations. In Section 4, solutions are given to illustrate capability of one step OHAM. Finally, in Section 5, we give the conclusion of this study.
In this paper, the flow field due to a circular porous slider (Figure 1) is calculated by using one step OHAM. A fluid of constant density is forced through the porous bottom of the slider and thus separates the slider from the ground. An incompressible fluid is forced through the porous wall of the slider with a velocity . Figure 2 shows the slider which is fixed at the plane , with a viscous fluid injected through it. The base is the plane at , which is moving in the -direction with velocity . For detail, please see [7, 24].
As the gap is small, it can be assumed that both planes are extended to infinity . Considering the , , and to be the velocity components in the direction , , and , respectively, the conservation mass and conservation momentum density Navier-Stokes equations are as follows: where is density of fluid, is kinematic viscosity, and is pressure. The boundary conditions are as follows: where is velocity of the slider in lateral and longitudinal direction and is velocity of fluid injected through the porous bottom of the slider. For transforming (2.2)–(2.4), the following equations are defined [7, 8, 24]: By substituting (2.7)–(2.9) into Navier-Stoks equations (2.2)–(2.4), it can be obtained that [7, 8, 24] where is the cross-flow Reynolds number, and are constants which will have to be determined. The boundary conditions for the transformation are as follows: The series solution for small values of was obtained by Wang in . Gorla  solved nonlinear equation (2.10) and (2.11) by using the fourth-order Runge-Kutta method together with the shooting method.
3. One Step Optimal Homotopy Analysis Method
To illustrate the basic idea of the one step Optimal Homotopy Analysis Method, we consider the system of nonlinear differential equation where are differential operators and are boundary operators, are unknown functions, denotes independent variable, is the boundary of the domain , and are known analytic functions. In general, , can be decomposed as where are linear operators and are nonlinear operators. The optimal which satisfies Here and is an embedding parameter, are nonzero auxiliary functions for , and . For and When and , and , respectively. The zeroth-order problem is obtained from (3.2) and (3.4) with giving The auxiliary functions are chosen in the form where are constants. The (3.7), in fact, is a simple case of auxiliary function in [25, 26]. Marinca and Herişanu [25, 26] proposed the auxiliary function that has the following form: where can be constants and the last value can be a function depending on the variable . To get an approximate solution, , are expanded in a Taylor's series about as Substituting (3.9) into (3.4) and equating the coefficient of like powers of , the first- and second-order problems are given as  and the general governing equations for are given as  where is the coefficient of in the expansion of about the embedding parameter and It can be seen in the number of papers that the convergence of the series (3.9) depends upon the auxiliary constants , [17–21]. If the series is convergent at , then which denotes the th order of approximation. Substituting (3.13) into (3.1) gives the following expression for the residual: If , then are the exact solutions of nonlinear system differential equations. For the determination of auxiliary constants , the least squares can be used. Consider
It is to be noted that, at the first order of approximation, the square residual error only depends on . To obtain the optimal value of , we need to solve the following system of nonlinear algebraic equation: For the second-order approximation, the square residual error are functions with respect to and . The values of have been obtained. To obtain the optimal value of , we need to solve the following system of nonlinear algebraic equations: By repeating the above process, the square residual error will contain only the unknown convergence-control parameter . To obtain the optimal value of square residual error , we should solve the following system of nonlinear algebraic equations:
Contrary to Marinca's approach which requires the solution of a set of nonlinear algebraic equation for unknown convergence-control parameters ,, in one step OHAM the square residual error is minimized at each equation of system and each order so as to obtain the optimal convergence-control parameter only one by one. In fact, it is needed to solve only one nonlinear algebraic equation to obtain the at each order of approximation. An advantage of one step OHAM is that it is easy to implement and obtain high order of approximation with less CPU time . The disadvantage of the OHAM is the need to solve a set of coupled nonlinear algebraic equations for the unknown convergence-control parameters , which will be obtained from relation (3.9). For low order of , the nonlinear algebraic system can be easily solved but for large it is more difficult. Therefore, the necessary CPU time increases exponentially .
4. Application of One Step OHAM
According to OHAM formulation described in Section 3, we start with We can easily choose the initial approximation as By applying the OHAM, we can obtain components of OHAM series solution (3.9). By substituting the solution obtained into (2.10) and (2.11), we can obtain the following residual function as The square residual errors at the order of approximation are defined by  where For , it is found that and so on. By considering (4.6), it is clear that the and contain convergence-control parameter . Thus the approach introduced in Section 3 gives optimal value of the first convergence-control parameter and by solving the system of equation For , the square residual error and are only dependent and since and are known. Thus, the optimal values of and are obtained by solving the following system of equations: and so on.
In this approach, the optimal values of convergence-control parameters are obtained one by one until an accurate enough approximation .
In Tables 1, 2, and 3, we have calculated the convergence-control parameters and square residual error for various orders of at , , and by using one step OHAM introduced in Section 3. It is to be noted that the square residual error decreases quickly as the order of approximation increases. In Table 4, we have calculated the residual functions and for various and and . It can be seen that the errors are very small.
In Figure 3, we have displayed the vertical velocity for various Reynolds number. It can be seen that increases within the gap width as the Reynolds number increases. In Figure 4, we have shown the lateral velocity . It is clear from Figure 4 that for increasing the Reynolds number , the increases whereas the position of maximum velocity tends to move closer to the moving wall. In Figure 5, it can be seen that in the case of , the lateral velocity is linear. These results are consistent with those obtained in .
In this paper, the one step Optimal Homotopy Analysis Method (one step OHAM) has been successfully introduced and applied for solving the problem of circular porous slider. The influence of the Reynolds number has been discussed through graphs. The graphical behavior of , , and for different values of the Reynolds number (small and big Reynolds number) is presented graphically for fifth-order approximation solution using one step OHAM. In optimal homotopy asymptotic method (OHAM), the control and adjustment of the convergence of the series solution using the control parameters 's are achieved in a simple way. A disadvantage of OHAM is that it is necessary to solve a set of nonlinear algebraic equations with unknown convergence-control parameters and this is time consuming, specially for large . In contrast to OHAM, in one step OHAM introduced in this paper, algebraic equations with only one unknown convergence-control parameter at each level should be solved. In fact, the one step OHAM is easy to implement and obtain high order of approximation with less CPU time.
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