Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 277–281 | Cite as

Steady flow with separation past a thin airfoil at high Reynolds numbers

  • O. L. Zaitsev
  • V. V. Sychev


The results of calculating the steady separated flow of a viscous incompressible fluid past a 12% sinusoidal airfoil with and without a splitter plate are presented. The Navier—Stokes equations written in stream-function—vorticity variables are approximated in accordance with a central difference scheme and solved simultaneously by means of the direct method. The results obtained are analyzed from the standpoint of their consistency with the asymptotic theory based on the well-known three-deck scheme.


Reynolds Number Vorticity Fluid Dynamics Difference Scheme Stokes Equation 
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  • O. L. Zaitsev
  • V. V. Sychev

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