Accession Number : AD0832627

Title :   IMPROVEMENT OF THE GKD METHOD FOR LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYERS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Crane, Benjamin D.

Report Date : MAR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : The GKD method is an approximate technique for solving the laminar boundary-layer equations. The objective of this investigation is to improve the method so that more accurate approximate solutions are obtained. The approximating function is identified as an area for improving the method, and several forms of this function are considered. A preliminary evaluation technique is developed to qualitatively evaluate various forms of the approximating function. This technique is employed to identify the form which should yield the most accurate approximate solutions. Approximate solutions obtained with the improved form are uniformly more accurate than those obtained with the present form. (Author)

Descriptors :   *APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS)), (*LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER, INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, LAMINAR FLOW, STAGNATION POINT, FLAT PLATE MODELS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, THESES.

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE