Numerical Experiments on Boundary-Layer Receptivity

  • Thomas B. Gatski
  • Chester E. Grosch
Part of the ICASE NASA LaRC Series book series (ICASE/NASA)


The incompressible laminar flow over an infinitely thin flat plate is obtained using a Navier-Stokes code in vorticity-velocity variables. The flow at and near the leading edge of the plate is an integral part of the solution algorithm which requires no special treatment; thus allowing for the flow field in this region to be studied in detail. An incident plane sound wave is imposed in the free-stream flow and the receptivity of the boundary layer is studied with particular emphasis to the flow near and at the leading edge.


Boundary Layer Shear Layer Displacement Thickness Disturbance Velocity Virtual Origin 
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  • Thomas B. Gatski
  • Chester E. Grosch

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