Quantitative effects of Prandtl number and viscosity-temperature index on the compressible laminar boundary layer with pressure gradient

  • J. Tinkler


The transformed, non-dimensional boundary layer equations defining the velocity and enthalpy are solved by a series method. Numerical solutions for three types of main stream flow (accelerated, uniform, and retarded) are given for Prandtl number, σ, of 1.0 and 0.725 and viscosity-temperature index, ω, of 1.0 and 0.76. The solutions allow estimates of the effects of σ and ω to be made. They also form standards for testing approximate solutions.


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  • J. Tinkler
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  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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