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Published March 1975 | public
Journal Article

Turbulent boundary layers with assigned wall shear


In this paper we consider the problem of computing the external velocity distribution on a two-dimensional body in an incompressible boundary-layer flow for a specified wall shear. This leads to an 'overdetermined' boundary-value problem for a partial differential equation containing the edge velocity as an unknown parameter. A numerical procedure for determining the external velocity is given, together with several examples for laminar and turbulent boundary layers.

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© 1975 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Received 10 January 1974. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation Grant No. GK-30981 and by the U.S. Army Research Office, Durham, under Contract DACH 04-68-0006.

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