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Boundary-layer flow over a flat plate and wedge

This notebook has been written in *Mathematica *by

Mark J. McCready

Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame IN 46556

USA

Mark.J.McCready.1@nd.edu

http://www.nd.edu/~mjm/

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Version: 11/26/00

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Summary

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.

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References

The references for this NoteBook are:

M. M. Denn

*Process Fluid Mechanics*

Prentice Hall

1978

R. L. Panton

Incompressible Flow

Wiley

1986

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Homework problem for this note book

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Flow past a flat plate

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Flow past a wedge

Converted by *Mathematica*
November 27, 2000