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Boundary-Layer Theory

Benefits

  • A revised and updated version of Schlichting’s legendary textbook

  • Presents a comprehensive overview of boundary-layer theory and its application to all areas of fluid mechanics

  • Includes over 100 changes and updates throughout the book

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. Fundamentals of Viscous Flows

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 3-27
    3. Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 29-49
    4. Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 51-82
    5. Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 83-99
    6. Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 101-142
  3. Laminar Boundary Layers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 145-164
    3. Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 165-194
    4. Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 195-208
    5. Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 209-230
    6. Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 231-290
    7. Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 291-320
    8. Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 321-347
    9. Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 349-375
    10. Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 377-411
  4. Laminar–Turbulent Transition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-413
    2. Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 415-496
  5. Turbulent Boundary Layers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 497-497

About this book

Introduction

This new edition of the near-legendary textbook by Schlichting and revised by Gersten presents a comprehensive overview of boundary-layer theory and its application to all areas of fluid mechanics, with particular emphasis on the flow past bodies (e.g. aircraft aerodynamics). The new edition features an updated reference list and over 100 additional changes throughout the book, reflecting the latest advances on the subject.

Keywords

Aerodynamics bounding surface Laminar Boundary Layer Flow Ekman layer Turbulent Boundary Layer Flow boundary layer equations Reynolds decomposition

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Technical University of BraunschweigInstitute of Fluid Mechanics Technical University of BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Insti. of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mech.Ruhr University Bochum Insti. of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mech.BochumGermany

About the authors

Hermann Schlichting (1907 – 1982) was a German fluid mechanics scientist. He studied the mathematics, physics and applied mechanics at the University of Jena, Vienne and Göttingen and was promoted 1930. From 1931 to 1935 he worked at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Flow Research in Göttingen. After a short period at Dornier in Friedrichshafen where he was responsible for the new wind tunnel he joined the Technische Universität Braunschweig in 1937 and became professor in 1938 at the age of 30. Herman Schlichting became an Emeritus Professor in 1975.

Klaus Gersten is a German mathematician, engineer and expert in fluid mechanics. He studied mathematics and physics at the Technical University Braunschweig from 1949 to 1953. In 1957 he completed his doctorate under supervision of Hermann Schlichting. He became head of the Department of Theoretical Aerodynamics and he was deputy director of the Institute of Aerodynamics of the German Research Institute for Aviation ( DFL ) in Braunschweig . After his habilitation in 1960, he was appointed in 1964 to the University of Bochum where he in the Institute of Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics until his retirement.

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