A fast method to solve incompressible boundary-layer interaction problems

  • A. E. P. Veldma
  • nD. Dijkstra
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 141)


A new and fast method to solve incompressible boundary-layer interaction problems will be presented. The method recognizes the important mutual influence of pressure and displacement thickness by simultaneously updating both these quantities as the boundary-layer is marched. The method can be overrelaxed and fast convergence is obtained, typically' within 10–15 iteration cycles.

The technique has been used with success for both a full boundary-layer formulation (large, but finite Reynolds number) and a triple-deck approach (limit Re→∞). Results obtained with these two formulations will be compared for a Carter/Wornom trough.


Skin Friction Separation Bubble Inviscid Flow Large Reynolds Number Iteration Technique 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. P. Veldma
    • 1
  • nD. Dijkstra
    • 2
  1. 1.National Aerospace Laboratory NLRAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Twente University of TechnologyEnschedeThe Netherlands

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