Narasimha, R and Prasad, SN (1994) Leading edge shape for flat plate boundary layer studies. In: Experiments in Fluids, 17 (5). pp. 358-360.
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In experimental boundary layer studies, a flat plate with some shaped nose piece is generally used; this is often prone to flow separation at the junction. By analysing the development of a laminar boundary layer on a two-parameter family of nose shapes, it is found that a cubic super-ellipse of axis ratio 6 or higher is a reasonable optimum shape for avoiding separation on or due to such nose-pieces.
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)|
|Date Deposited:||17 Oct 2006|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:31|
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