Some applications of the method of adjoints in the solution of boundary layer problems
Abstract
A description of the method of adjoints is given, taking into account nonlinear and linear equations. Applications in the case of nonlinear equations are illustrated with the aid of a problem involving a flat plate. In another example a circular cone flying at supersonic speed and having a small angle of attack is considered. Approaches for obtaining the missing initial conditions of a problem by means of the method of adjoints are discussed.
 Publication:

Advances in Computer Methods for Partial Differential Equations
 Pub Date:
 1975
 Bibcode:
 1975acmp.proc..225G
 Keywords:

 Adjoints;
 Boundary Layer Equations;
 Computer Techniques;
 Partial Differential Equations;
 Angle Of Attack;
 Conical Bodies;
 Linear Equations;
 Nonlinear Equations;
 Supersonic Flow;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer