Laminar Flow Along a Vertical Wall

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R. Haugen

United States Air Force, Aerospace Research Laboratories, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

J. Appl. Mech 35(4), 631-633 (Dec 01, 1968) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3601284 History: Received January 22, 1968; Revised June 17, 1968; Online September 14, 2011


An analytical study is presented which describes the laminar accelerating flow of a thin film falling along a vertical wall. The approximate mathematical solution is given with emphasis on the growth and decrease of the boundary layer and film thickness, respectively. These resultant solutions are given in closed form and are found dependent upon two-dimensionless variables:

φ2 = 3U0νgh02
ζ2 = 1 + 2gh0xU02.

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