Location

University of Utah

Start Date

12-6-1996 11:00 AM

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A review of previous work relative to stagnation flow against curved surfaces is presented. The unsteady, three-dimensional nature of stagnation flow against concave surfaces has motivated much research in the context of turbulence. However, an alternative approach, which could yield valuable insight into the influence of curvature on heat transfer at the surface, is that taken by Kirchhoff in analyzing the flat plate with flow separation. An analytical solution for the inviscid velocity profile along a flat plate with separation is presented. The velocity and pressure distributions are compared with those for attached in viscid flow. The application of the method to curved surfaces is discussed.

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Stagnation Flow Against Concave Surfaces

University of Utah

A review of previous work relative to stagnation flow against curved surfaces is presented. The unsteady, three-dimensional nature of stagnation flow against concave surfaces has motivated much research in the context of turbulence. However, an alternative approach, which could yield valuable insight into the influence of curvature on heat transfer at the surface, is that taken by Kirchhoff in analyzing the flat plate with flow separation. An analytical solution for the inviscid velocity profile along a flat plate with separation is presented. The velocity and pressure distributions are compared with those for attached in viscid flow. The application of the method to curved surfaces is discussed.