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Effect of longitudinal surface curvature on boundary layers

Narasimha, Roddam and Ojha, SK (1967) Effect of longitudinal surface curvature on boundary layers. In: Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 29 (01). pp. 187-199.

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Abstract

We consider here the higher order effect of moderate longitudinal surface curvature on steady, two-dimensional, incompressible laminar boundary layers. The basic partial differential equations for the problem, derived by the method of matched asymptotic expansions, are found to possess similarity solutions for a family of surface curvatures and pressure gradients. The similarity equations obtained by this anaylsis have been solved numerically on a computer, and show a definite decrease in skin friction when the surface has convex curvature in all cases including zero pressure gradient. Typical velocity profiles and some relevant boundary-layer characteristics are tabulated, and a critical comparison with previous work is given.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2011 08:44
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2011 08:44
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/39857

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