Boundary-layer flow over a flat plate and wedge

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Mark J. McCready
Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame IN 46556

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Version:  11/26/00


This notebook examines the boundary-layer flow over a flat plate and a wedge.  For the flat plate, a similarity variable is used to reduce the continuity and momentum equations to a single nonlinear ODE. (A slightly more complex transformation and corresponding ODE exist for the flow over a wedge.)  For both cases, the solution is given using a numerical scheme and several important physical aspects of boundary layers are elucidated.


The references for this NoteBook are:
M. M. Denn
Process Fluid Mechanics
Prentice Hall

R. L. Panton
Incompressible Flow

Homework problem for this note book

Flow past a flat plate

Flow past a wedge

Converted by Mathematica      November 27, 2000