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Boundary-Layer Theory

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  • A revised and updated version of Schlichting’s legendary textbook

  • Presents a comprehensive overview of boundary-layer theory and its application to all areas of fluid mechanics

  • Includes over 100 changes and updates throughout the book

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. Fundamentals of Viscous Flows

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Some Features of Viscous Flows

      • Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 3-27
    3. Fundamentals of Boundary–Layer Theory

      • Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 29-49
    4. Field Equations for Flows of Newtonian Fluids

      • Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 51-82
    5. General Properties of the Equations of Motion

      • Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 83-99
    6. Exact Solutions of the Navier–Stokes Equations

      • Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 101-142
  3. Laminar Boundary Layers

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 143-143
    2. Boundary–Layer Equations in Plane Flow; Plate Boundary Layer

      • Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 145-164
    3. General Properties and Exact Solutions of the Boundary–Layer Equations for Plane Flows

      • Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 165-194
    4. Approximate Methods for Solving the Boundary–Layer Equations for Steady Plane Flows

      • Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 195-208
    5. Thermal Boundary Layers Without Coupling of the Velocity Field to the Temperature Field

      • Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 209-230
    6. Thermal Boundary Layers with Coupling of the Velocity Field to the Temperature Field

      • Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 231-290
    7. Boundary–Layer Control (Suction/Blowing)

      • Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 291-320
    8. Axisymmetric and Three–Dimensional Boundary Layers

      • Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 321-347
    9. Unsteady Boundary Layers

      • Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 349-375
    10. Extensions to the Prandtl Boundary–Layer Theory

      • Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 377-411
  4. Laminar–Turbulent Transition

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 413-413
    2. Onset of Turbulence (Stability Theory)

      • Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten
      Pages 415-496
  5. Turbulent Boundary Layers

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 497-497

About this book

This new edition of the near-legendary textbook by Schlichting and revised by Gersten presents a comprehensive overview of boundary-layer theory and its application to all areas of fluid mechanics, with particular emphasis on the flow past bodies (e.g. aircraft aerodynamics). The new edition features an updated reference list and over 100 additional changes throughout the book, reflecting the latest advances on the subject.

Keywords

  • Aerodynamics
  • bounding surface
  • Laminar Boundary Layer Flow
  • Ekman layer
  • Turbulent Boundary Layer Flow
  • boundary layer equations
  • Reynolds decomposition
  • fluid- and aerodynamics

Authors and Affiliations

  • Technical University of Braunschweig, Institute of Fluid Mechanics Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

    Hermann Schlichting (Deceased)

  • Insti. of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mech., Ruhr University Bochum Insti. of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mech., Bochum, Germany

    Klaus Gersten

About the authors

Hermann Schlichting (1907 – 1982) was a German fluid mechanics scientist. He studied the mathematics, physics and applied mechanics at the University of Jena, Vienne and Göttingen and was promoted 1930. From 1931 to 1935 he worked at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Flow Research in Göttingen. After a short period at Dornier in Friedrichshafen where he was responsible for the new wind tunnel he joined the Technische Universität Braunschweig in 1937 and became professor in 1938 at the age of 30. Herman Schlichting became an Emeritus Professor in 1975.

Klaus Gersten is a German mathematician, engineer and expert in fluid mechanics. He studied mathematics and physics at the Technical University Braunschweig from 1949 to 1953. In 1957 he completed his doctorate under supervision of Hermann Schlichting. He became head of the Department of Theoretical Aerodynamics and he was deputy director of the Institute of Aerodynamics of the German Research Institute for Aviation ( DFL ) in Braunschweig . After his habilitation in 1960, he was appointed in 1964 to the University of Bochum where he in the Institute of Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics until his retirement.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Boundary-Layer Theory

  • Authors: Hermann Schlichting (Deceased), Klaus Gersten

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-52919-5

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-662-52917-1

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-57095-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-662-52919-5

  • Edition Number: 9

  • Number of Pages: XXVIII, 805

  • Number of Illustrations: 288 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Engineering Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical Methods in Physics, Continuum Mechanics

Buying options

eBook
USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-662-52919-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 299.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)