AN INVERSE PROBLEM IN BOUNDARY-LAYER FLOWS: NUMERICAL DETERMINATION OF PRESSURE GRADIENT FOR A GIVEN WALL SHEAR

The problem of determining a pressure gradient distribution that will produce a specified shear force on a body surface in boundary-layer flows is considered. This leads to an 'overdetermined' boundary value problem for a partial differential equation containing an unknown coefficient. A numerical procedure for determining the coefficient is given along with several worked out examples including both similar and nonsimilar flows. The method essentially treats the unknown coefficient as an eigenvalue which is computed using Newton's method. This in turn employs an efficient finite difference scheme for computing standard boundary-layer flows. (Modified author abstract)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Availability: Pub. in Jnl. of Computational Physics, v10 n1 p151-161 Aug 72.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Institute of Technology

    1201 East California Street
    Pasadena, CA  USA  91125
  • Authors:
    • Keller, H B
    • Cebeci, T
  • Publication Date: 1971-11-23

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  • Pagination: 13 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00048407
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM