Boundary layer flow on a long thin cylinder

  title={Boundary layer flow on a long thin cylinder},
  author={O. R. Tuttya and W. G. Price and Andrew T Parsons},
The development of the boundary layer along a long thin cylinder aligned with the flow is considered. Numerical solutions are presented and compared with previous asymptotic results. Very near the leading edge the flow is given by the Blasius solution for a flat plate. However, there is soon a significant deviation from Blasius flow, with a thinner boundary layer and higher wall shear stress. Linear normal mode stability of the flow is investigated. It is found that for Reynolds numbers less… CONTINUE READING