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The stability of the laminar boundary layer in a compressible fluid

Lees, Lester (1947) The stability of the laminar boundary layer in a compressible fluid. National Advistory Committee for Aeronautics , Langley Field, VA. (Unpublished) http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LEEnacatn1360

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Abstract

Report is a continuation of a theoretical investigation of the stability of the laminar boundary layer in a compressible fluid. An approximate estimate for the minimum critical Reynolds number, or stability limit, is obtained in terms of the distribution of the kinematic viscosity and the product of the mean density and mean vorticity across the boundary layer. The extension of the results of the stability analysis to laminar boundary-layer gas flows with a pressure gradient in the direction of the free stream is discussed.


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Subject Keywords:LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER STABILITY GAS FLOW GAS VISCOSITY COMPRESSIBLE FLUIDS ANALYSIS (MATHEMATICS) FREE FLOW MACH NUMBER REYNOLDS NUMBER SUPERSONIC FLOW TEMPERATURE EFFECTS HEAT TRANSFER PRESSURE GRADIENTS VELOCITY
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