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# The Lie-Group Shooting Method for Solving Classical Blasius Flat-Plate Problem

Chih-Wen Chang1, Jiang-Ren Chang1, Chein-Shan Liu2

Department of Systems Engineering and Naval Architecture, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 20224, Taiwan. Corresponding author, Tel.: +886-2-24622192x6031. E-mail address: cjr@mail.ntou.edu.tw
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 20224, Taiwan; Department of Harbor and River Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 20224, Taiwan

Computers, Materials & Continua 2008, 7(3), 139-154. https://doi.org/10.3970/cmc.2008.007.139

## Abstract

In this paper, we propose a Lie-group shooting method to deal with the classical Blasius flat-plate problem and to find unknown initial conditions. The pivotal point is based on the erection of a one-step Lie group element$\mathbf G(T) and the formation of a generalized mid-point Lie group element$\mathbf G(r). Then, by imposing G(T) = G(r) we can derive some algebraic equations to recover the missing initial conditions. It is the first time that we can apply the Lie-group shooting method to solve the classical Blasius flat-plate problem. Numerical examples are worked out to persuade that the novel approach has better efficiency and accuracy with a fast convergence speed by searching a suitable r ∈(0, 1) with the minimum norm to fit the targets.

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APA Style
Chang, C., Chang, J., Liu, C. (2008). The lie-group shooting method for solving classical blasius flat-plate problem. Computers, Materials & Continua, 7(3), 139-154. https://doi.org/10.3970/cmc.2008.007.139
Vancouver Style
Chang C, Chang J, Liu C. The lie-group shooting method for solving classical blasius flat-plate problem. Comput Mater Contin. 2008;7(3):139-154 https://doi.org/10.3970/cmc.2008.007.139
IEEE Style
C. Chang, J. Chang, and C. Liu "The Lie-Group Shooting Method for Solving Classical Blasius Flat-Plate Problem," Comput. Mater. Contin., vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 139-154. 2008. https://doi.org/10.3970/cmc.2008.007.139

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