ON THE BEHAVIOR OF TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYERS NEAR THE POINT OF ZERO WALL SHEAR

The turbulent boundary layer equations are integrated numerically in their differential form. The eddy viscosity model with a mixing length as refined by Van Driest and Cebeci is used. Results are checked against experimental data and accuracy is compared with predictions of similar methods. The flow is examined carefully in the neighborhood of the point of zero skin friction. It is found that this point is a singular point accompanied by all the familiar properties of the Goldstein singularity. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    Department of Agronomy
    Blacksburg, VA  USA  24061

    Air Force Office of Scientific Research

    Bolling AFB
    Washington, DC  USA  20332
  • Authors:
    • Tsahalis, D T
    • Telionis, D P
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

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  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VPI-E-74-20 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: AF-AFOSR-2651-74
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM