The Structure of Shock Wave-Boundary Layer Interactions in Transonic Flow

  • T. C. AdamsonJr.
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The structure of transonic shock wave-boundary layer interactions is studied using asymptotic analyses, for an oblique shock impinging on a flat plate boundary layer. Solutions for unseparated laminar and turbulent boundary layers are reviewed, and incipient separation of a turbulent boundary layer is considered.


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© Springer-Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. C. AdamsonJr.
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  1. 1.Department of Aerospace EngineeringThe University of MichiganMichiganUSA

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