Skin friction in zero-pressure-gradient boundary layers.

@article{Yakhot2010SkinFI,
  title={Skin friction in zero-pressure-gradient boundary layers.},
  author={Victor Yakhot},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={82 4 Pt 2},
  pages={
          045301
        }
}
  • V. Yakhot
  • Published 2 August 2010
  • Physics
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
A global approach leading to a self-consistent solution to the Navier-Stokes-Prandtl equations for zero-pressure-gradient boundary layers is presented. It is shown that as Re(δ)→ ∞, the dynamically defined boundary layer thickness δ(x) ∝ x/ln2  Rex and the skin friction λ = 2τ(w)/ρU(0)(2) ∝ 1/ln2  δ(x). Here τ(w) and U0 are the wall shear stress and free stream velocity, respectively. The theory is formulated as an expansion in powers of a small dimensionless parameter dδ(x)/dx → 0 in the limit… 

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