A direct method of calculating through separated regions in boundary layer flow
Abstract
A direct, finitedifference method is presented for calculating through regions of recirculation in laminar boundary layer flow. Analysis is based primarily on steady boundary layer equations, but the concept of incompressible 'Bernoulli interaction' is introduced to let the pressure gradient depend on the normal component of velocity at the edge of the boundary layer. This appears to eliminate the separation point singularity and results in a shift of the predicted separation point downstream more in line with recent solutions of the NavierStokes equations.
 Publication:

ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering
 Pub Date:
 September 1976
 Bibcode:
 1976ATJFE..98..568P
 Keywords:

 Boundary Layer Equations;
 Boundary Layer Separation;
 Finite Difference Theory;
 Laminar Boundary Layer;
 Recirculative Fluid Flow;
 Bernoulli Theorem;
 Incompressible Flow;
 NavierStokes Equation;
 Pressure Gradients;
 Separated Flow;
 Singularity (Mathematics);
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer