Boundary Layers in Rotating Flows.
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A survey of work on rotating boundary layers on axisymmetric bodies is given. Exact similarity solutions are discussed and the limits for which the effects of transverse pressure gradient and curvature become predominant are noted. A general momentum-integral solution for both laminar and turbulent flow is presented, using a simplified form obtained from the generalization of similarity properties to include shear laws applicable in turbulent flow. The interaction of the boundary layer and the outer flow is discussed and solved for some examples of enclosed flows. Implications of such an interaction for certain aspects of the tornado problem are noted. Author
- Fluid Mechanics