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dc.contributor.advisor Meade, Andrew J., Jr.
dc.creatorStrong, Stuart Lawson
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:38:12Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:38:12Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13658
dc.description.abstract The primary goal of this study is to develop a finite element method for the calculation of an attached, two-dimensional, laminar, compressible boundary layer about an air-foil in a subsonic free stream. An introduction to the subsequent viscous-inviscid interaction model is also given. The two-dimensional partial differential equations are reduced to integral equations that are independent of density and resemble the weak form of the two dimensional incompressible boundary layer equations. A Galerkin finite element method is applied to this Dorodnitsyn formulation and discretized across the layer using linear interpolation functions. The finite element discretization yields a system of first order ordinary differential equations, solved by an implicit, non-iterative finite difference marching scheme in the stream-wise direction. Results presented include the coefficient of friction and displacement thickness about a circular cylinder in an incompressible freestream, the compressible boundary layer about a NACA 0012 airfoil, and a validation of the linear thermal equation.
dc.format.extent 63 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectMechanical engineering
Aerospace engineering
dc.title A numerical study of a laminar, compressible boundary layer about an airfoil
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Mechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Strong, Stuart Lawson. "A numerical study of a laminar, compressible boundary layer about an airfoil." (1992) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13658.


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