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AN ESTIMATE OF VELOCITY PROFILE IN LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER

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dc.contributor.author AW Manyonge, JM Shichikha, N Sang, JK Chepkwony, KENYA Maseno
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-05T09:08:44Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-05T09:08:44Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-02
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/1837
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the boundary layer thickness developed for an incompressible viscous fluid flowing over a flat plate. The solution of the Blasius problem is considered. In this paper, the authors propose a polynomial variation for velocity u in the boundary layer for the governing partial differential equations(pdes) that are solved by the integral method. A known solution that is close to the Blasius solution given by the sine function together with Balsius solution are compared with the proposed profile. The boundary layer thickness (δ),the skin friction coefficients (Cf ) and the coefficients of drag (CD) obtained are compared in all cases. The proposed velocity profile agrees fairly well to within 3.6% error with the known solutions. en_US
dc.publisher Academic Publications, Ltd. en_US
dc.subject velocity profile, Blasius solution, integral method, sine function profile. en_US
dc.title AN ESTIMATE OF VELOCITY PROFILE IN LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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