An Irrotational Flow Field That Approximates Flat Plate Boundary Conditions

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Ruffa, Anthony A. (2004)
  • Subject: Physics - Fluid Dynamics
    arxiv: Mathematics::Analysis of PDEs | Physics::Fluid Dynamics

An irrotational solution is derived for the steady-state Navier-Stokes equations that approximately satisfies the boundary conditions for flow over a finite flat plate. The nature of the flow differs substantially from boundary layer flow, with severe numerical difficulties in some regions.
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    2. Schlichting, H., ”Boundary-Layer Theory”, 6th ed., McGraw-Hill, 1968.

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