Drag of a finite flat plate
Abstract
Results are presented for the coefficient, increased shear stress, pressure, wake velocity, and displacement thickness at a specific distance from the trailing edge in the equation for the frictional drag at one side of a finite flat plate. The mathematical formulation of the problem is outlined, boundary conditions are established, unbound variables are transformed into bound ones, and the equations are solved by the finitedifference method. The results are found to be in reasonable agreement with previously obtained results.
 Publication:

Numerical Methods in Fluid Dynamics
 Pub Date:
 1975
 DOI:
 10.1007/BFb0019783
 Bibcode:
 1975LNP....35..423V
 Keywords:

 Boundary Value Problems;
 Finite Difference Theory;
 Flat Plates;
 Friction Drag;
 Laminar Wakes;
 Viscous Flow;
 Blasius Equation;
 Boundary Conditions;
 Eigenvectors;
 Inviscid Flow;
 Iterative Solution;
 Potential Flow;
 Shear Stress;
 Trailing Edges;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer