Laminar Boundary Layers
Laminar boundary layer theory is introduced with special emphasis on its underlying physics. The aim of this article is to reveal the asymptotic character of wall bounded flows as well as details of the asymptotic theory that can describe these flows for increasing Reynolds numbers in a unique and systematic way.
Scale analysis is a powerful tool in developing an adequate mathematical / physical model to describe high Reynolds number flows and is intimately related to an asymptotic description of these flows. It will be demonstrated that all necessary transformations in boundary layer theory can be deduced by scale analysis arguments, even in situations with a complicated multilayered structure of the flow and temperature field.
The physics of laminar boundary layers
Viscous/inviscid interaction theory
Thermal boundary layers
Variable property effects
KeywordsBoundary Layer Thermal Boundary Layer Perturbation Parameter Laminar Boundary Layer Boundary Layer Equation
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