Accession Number : AD0833712

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF THE ROLE OF THE NORMAL MOMENTUM EQUATION IN LAMINAR INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : George, William L.

Report Date : MAR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : The Galerkin-Kantorovich-Dorodnitsyn multimoment integral method is an approximate technique for solving the Prandtl boundary layer equations. This technique is extended to calculate the normal velocity and the normal pressure gradient in the boundary layer for laminar, incompressible flow. The normal velocity and pressure gradient distributions are evaluated for linearly retarded flow and flow about a circular cylinder. The normal flow quantities appear to diverge as separation is approached. Near separation, the solutions appear to be inconsistent with the assumption that the pressure change across the boundary layer is small. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER, MOMENTUM), (*INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW, MOMENTUM), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, LAMINAR FLOW, VELOCITY, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, CONVERGENCE, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, LINEAR SYSTEMS, TABLES(DATA), STAGNATION POINT, THESES.

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE