Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"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.

Advisor(s)

Lee, S. C.

Committee Member(s)

Oetting, R. B.
Lee, Ralph E., 1921-2010
Chen, T.S.
Ho, C. Y. (Chung You), 1933-1988

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
University of Missouri--Rolla. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

xii, 117 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-116).

Rights

© 1970 William Madison Byrne, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Turbulent boundary layer
Turbulence
Kinetic theory of matter

Thesis Number

T 2389

Print OCLC #

6020374

Electronic OCLC #

855051883

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