Transition Behavior of a Blasius-Type Boundary Layer Subjected to Uniform Blowing or Suction

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M. Sokolov

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

G. Karpati

School of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

J. Appl. Mech 45(2), 450-453 (Jun 01, 1978) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3424330 History: Received June 01, 1977; Revised February 01, 1978; Online July 12, 2010


The momentum integral equation is used to study the transient behavior of a Blasius-type boundary layer which is suddenly subjected to uniform blowing or suction. The time required for the boundary layer to adjust itself from one steady state (Blasius) to the other (constant blowing or suction) was found to be proportional to the distance from the leading edge. Boundary-layer thickness of intermediate states and skin friction coefficients are also reported.

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