The effect of a surface mounted obstacle on marginal separation
Abstract
The integral equation for steady marginally separating laminar boundary layers is generalized to include the effect of a surface mounted obstacle on the interaction process. Numerical calculations for a one parameter family of protrusions (indentations) show that solutions to this equation exist up to a critical height (depth) only. Moreover, the solutions are found to be nonunique.
 Publication:

Zeitschrift fur Flugwissenschaften und Weltraumforschung
 Pub Date:
 December 1989
 Bibcode:
 1989ZFlWe..13..365H
 Keywords:

 Asymptotic Methods;
 Boundary Layer Separation;
 Laminar Boundary Layer;
 Shear Stress;
 Skin Friction;
 Stress Distribution;
 Boundary Layer Equations;
 Integral Equations;
 Iterative Solution;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer