Accession Number:

AD0683025

Title:

AN ANALYSIS OF THE FLOW NEAR THE TRAILING EDGE OF A FLAT PLATE USING SERIES TRUNCATION.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DIV OF AERONAUTICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

153.0

Abstract:

The trailing edge region of a finite flat plate in laminar, incompressible flow is examined for the limit of high Reynolds numbers. It is shown that the trailing edge region is an elliptic region and therefore a correct mathematical description must be based upon the full Navier-Stokes equations. The Method of Series Truncation is used to reduce the full Navier-Stokes equations, written in parabolic coordinates, to an infinite set of non-linear, coupled, ordinary differential equations. Two sets of asymptotic boundary conditions, called simplified and modified boundary conditions, are determined by matching the Navier-Stokes region downstream with Goldsteins near wake solution. By numerical integration the solutions for the first and second truncation are obtained for both sets of asymptotic boundary conditions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE