"A differential method is proposed for the prediction of a broad range of turbulent boundary layers of engineering and scientific interest. A digital computer program is presented which is applicable to boundary layers with positive, negative, and zero pressure gradient in the main-stream direction as well as boundary layers with suction, blowing or zero mass addition at the wall. The turbulence kinetic energy equation is solved simultaneously with the longitudinal momentum and continuity equations to provide an independent means for determining the effective viscosity which makes allowance for "history" effects in the flow. It is shown that the prediction method may be easily extended to cover the energy and species equations when the need arises to predict boundary layers with thermal gradients and/or those comprised of a mixture of gases. Mathematical models have been found which adequately close the system of governing equations as evident by the successful prediction of the behavior of a wide range of equilibrium and non-equilibrium turbulent boundary layers"--Abstract page ii.
Lee, S. C.
Oetting, R. B.
Lee, Ralph E., 1921-2010
Ho, C. Y. (Chung You), 1933-1988
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
University of Missouri--Rolla. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
xii, 117 pages
© 1970 William Madison Byrne, All rights reserved.
Dissertation - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Turbulent boundary layer
Kinetic theory of matter
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Byrne, William Madison Jr., "Use of the turbulence kinetic energy equation in prediction of nonequilibrium turbulent boundary layers" (1970). Doctoral Dissertations. 2049.