DENSITY STRATIFIED, VISCOUS FLOW PAST A FLAT PLATE

Analytical approximations of the stratified, laminar flow past a flat plate are considered. Perturbation solutions are obtained for the flow on the plate and in the far wake with a boundary-layer type of approximation and for the whole flowfield with a low Reynolds' number approximation. The boundary-layer approximate solutions show that the wall shear on the plate is increased and that the rate of decay of the velocity defect in the wake is markedly increased. In the low Reynolds' number regime, the effects of the stratification are much larger ahead of and behind the plate than on the plate itself.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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  • Authors:
    • Schetz, J A
    • Favin, S
    • Ehrlich, L W
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 22-28
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043579
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1973 12:00AM