Boundary layer equations and methods of solution
Abstract
Laminar boundary layer theory is introduced. Prandtl's idea is described. The hierarchy of the boundary layer equations is discussed; the relationship of the different types of boundary layer equations to the NavierStokes equations is demonstrated. It is pointed out that there are transformation techniques to reduce the problems of solution. A generalized discretization scheme is applied to a set of laminar compressible boundary layer equations and a numerical solution scheme for calculating the remaining tridiagonal linear difference equations is shown. A sample calculation of a laminar boundary layer along the symmetry line of a highly inclined ellipsoid is included.
 Publication:

In Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
 Pub Date:
 1988
 Bibcode:
 1988icfd.vkif.....G
 Keywords:

 Boundary Layer Flow;
 Computational Fluid Dynamics;
 Flow Theory;
 Laminar Boundary Layer;
 Compressible Boundary Layer;
 Flow Equations;
 NavierStokes Equation;
 Transformations (Mathematics);
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer