International Journal of Differential Equations
- Int. J. Differ. Equ.
- Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4925914, 9 pages.
Solving Nonlinear Fourth-Order Boundary Value Problems Using a Numerical Approach: th-Step Block Method
Nonlinear boundary value problems (BVPs) are more tedious to solve than their linear counterparts. This is observed in the extra computation required when determining the missing conditions in transforming BVPs to initial value problems. Although a number of numerical approaches are already existent in literature to solve nonlinear BVPs, this article presents a new block method with improved accuracy to solve nonlinear BVPs. A -step block method is developed using a modified Taylor series approach to directly solve fourth-order nonlinear boundary value problems (BVPs) where is the order of the differential equation under consideration. The schemes obtained were combined to simultaneously produce solution to the fourth-order nonlinear BVPs at points iteratively. The derived block method showed improved accuracy in comparison to previously existing authors when solving the same problems. In addition, the suitability of the -step block method was displayed in the solution for magnetohydrodynamic squeezing flow in porous medium.
Int. J. Differ. Equ., Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4925914, 9 pages.
Received: 15 June 2017
Revised: 29 August 2017
Accepted: 3 October 2017
First available in Project Euclid: 16 November 2017
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Adeyeye, Oluwaseun; Omar, Zurni. Solving Nonlinear Fourth-Order Boundary Value Problems Using a Numerical Approach: $(m+1)$ th-Step Block Method. Int. J. Differ. Equ. 2017 (2017), Article ID 4925914, 9 pages. doi:10.1155/2017/4925914. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ijde/1510801548