Presenter Information

Scott A. Atterberry


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Advisor

Finaish, Fathi

Advisor's Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Meeting Name

2nd Annual UMR Undergraduate Research Symposium (1992: Apr. 16, Rolla, MO)


The results of an interactive computer program developed to predict the boundary layer flow over a flat plate with suction or injection are presented. The results include the solutions for the Blasius function and its derivatives, the velocity profiles, the shear stress distribution, and the temperature distribution. The program can be used for predicting steady, two-dimensional, laminar, viscous flow fields with temperature gradients.

A wind tunnel setup that can be used in addition to the computer program is described. The setup description includes a description of the flat plate, the wind tunnel test section, and the suction/injection unit. The experimental setup allows for boundary layer measurements over the plate at an angle of attack other than zero.

Document Type



4th place

Presentation Date

16 Apr 1992