Traveling wave solutions of Burgers' equation for power-law non-Newtonian flows

Dongming Wei, Harry Borden

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Abstract

In this work we present some analytic and semi-analytic traveling wave so lutions of a generalized Burgers′ equation for unidirectional flow of powerlaw non-Newtonian fluids. The solutions include the corresponding well-known traveling wave solution of the Burgers' equation for Newtonian flows. We also derive estimates of shock thickness for the power-law flows.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-138
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Mathematics E - Notes
Volume11
Publication statusPublished - May 27 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics

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