Accession Number : AD0628287

Title :   A SURVEY OF ASYMPTOTIC SERIES SOLUTIONS TO THE BOUNDARY LAYER EQUATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jun 64-Jun 65,

Corporate Author : CINCINNATI UNIV OHIO HYPERSONIC AERODYNAMICS RESEARCH STAFF

Personal Author(s) : Kirk,Philip S. ; Li,Ting Y.

Report Date : DEC 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The paper presents a summary of the asymptotic series method for solving approximately the boundary layer equations. The principles and restrictions of the method are discussed in detail, together with a brief survey of the previous papers that have utilized this method. The present discussion indicates the types of boundary layer problems that are susceptible to this treatment, and the reasons for these limitations. The mathematical techniques upon which these analyses rely, such as the method of steepest descent, and the Euler Transformation, are treated in detail and are related to the aforementioned limitations. Also the use of asymptotic series together with numerical computer calculations is discussed briefly, indicating possible lines of advancement. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BOUNDARY LAYER, ASYMPTOTIC SERIES), EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, COMPUTERS, TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS)

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE