Finite-Difference Solutions for Laminar Boundary Layer Flows with Separation

  • E. Elsholz
  • E. U. Schade
  • F. Thiele


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.


Wall Shear Stress Separation Bubble Laminar Boundary Layer Displacement Thickness Inverse Computation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Elsholz
    • 1
  • E. U. Schade
    • 2
  • F. Thiele
    • 2
  1. 1.Unternehmensbereich TransportflugzeugeMesserschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm GmbHBremenGermany
  2. 2.Hermann-Föttinger-Institut für Thermo- und FluiddynamikTechnische Universität BerlinGermany

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