Accession Number:

ADA025337

Title:

The Effects of Wall Temperature and Suction on Laminar Boundary-Layer Stability

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

An integral solution of the two-dimensional boundary-layer equations for water with pressure gradient, heat transfer, and suction was employed to investigate laminar boundary-layer stability. It was shown that the effects of suction, wall heating, and pressure gradient on critical Reynolds numbers could be correlated as a function of universal boundary-layer parameters. It was indicated that suction is the most effective and pressure gradient the least effective means to stabilize a boundary layer. However, the effectiveness of suction is enhanced by a favorable pressure gradient.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE