Boundary Layer Theory

  • Joseph H. SpurkEmail author
  • Nuri Aksel


We have shown earlier that the flow past a body found under the assumption of zero viscosity can serve as an approximate solution to viscous flow for large Reynolds’ numbers. However this solution is not uniformly valid in the entire field because it breaks down completely near a solid wall to which a real fluid adheres, while the theory of inviscid flow in general yields a nonzero tangential velocity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bad KönigGermany
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für Technische Mechanik und StrömungsmechanikUniversität BayreuthBayreuthGermany

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