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The laminar wall-jet over a curved surface

  • I. J. Wygnanski (a1) and F. H. Champagne (a1)

The laminar flow of a wall jet over a curved surface is considered. A unique similarity solution is obtained for both concave and convex surfaces when the local radius of curvature is proportional to x3/4. This solution satisfies a similar invariant condition to the one derived by Glauert for the wall jet over a plane surface. The variation of the shape of the velocity profile, the skin friction, and the surface pressure as a function of curvature is given.

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Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • ISSN: 0022-1120
  • EISSN: 1469-7645
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