Finite-Difference Solutions for Laminar Boundary Layer Flows with Separation
Both attached and separated laminar, two-dimensional, incompressible boundary layer flows are investigated by means of an inverse procedure with prescribed displacement thickness. Based on the variational principle the numerical solution is performed by an accurate finite-difference scheme of Hermitian type. Stable results are obtained provided that the FLARE approximation is applied within the vicinity of zero wall shear stress. Comparison of the numerical results with experimental data demonstrates the reliability of the procedure proposed.
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