Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics

, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp 706–713 | Cite as

Asymptotic theory of the turbulent boundary layer as a problem of singular perturbations

  • D. N. Vasil'ev


We consider an asymptotic theory of the turbulent boundary layer [1,2]. In this paper we make an attempt to further develop the mathematical aspects of this theory. We demonstrate the features of this theory by applying it to a problem which is close to the so-called equilibrium turbulent boundary layer with a pressure gradient and blowing.


Mathematical Modeling Boundary Layer Mechanical Engineer Pressure Gradient Industrial Mathematic 
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x, y

coordinates, parallel and perpendicular to the wall


velocity component in the x direction

p, ϱ',v

pressure, density, and kinematic viscosity coefficient


scale of turbulence


tangential stress

speed at the outer edge of the boundary layer


thickness of the boundary layer


displacement thickness


momentum loss thickness


coefficient of friction


Reynolds number


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© Consultants Bureau, a division of Plenum Publishing Corporation 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. N. Vasil'ev
    • 1
  1. 1.Gor'kii

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