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The effect of heat transfer on separation of laminar compressible boundary layers


Savage, Stuart B. (1962) The effect of heat transfer on separation of laminar compressible boundary layers. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/XCR8-Y474.


Tani's integral method is extended to treat laminar two-dimensional compressible boundary layers with heat transfer and arbitrary pressure gradient for both attached and separated flows. A carefully chosen one-parameter family for the velocity profiles and a "universal" stagnation enthalpy profile are assumed for attached flows. The accuracy of the method is examined by comparing the results with several "exact" numerical solutions and satisfactory agreement is obtained. For separated flows one-parameter families are assumed for both the velocity and stagnation enthalpy profiles. In this case the accuracy of the method is poor; however, suggestions are made as to how it might be improved within the present framework.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Aeronautics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Lees, Lester
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1962
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-12072005-143749
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ID Code:4837
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Deposited On:08 Dec 2005
Last Modified:20 Dec 2019 19:39

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