The effect of a longitudinal surface temperature gradient on the extension of a laminar boundary layer of a gas
Abstract
The paper is concerned with the problem of the stability of a subsonic laminar boundary layer of a gas on a flat plate whose surface temperature is a function of the longitudinal coordinate. The problem is reduced to that of analyzing the stability of a solution to linearized NavierStokes equations written for a compressible thermal boundary layer of a gas with variable physical properties. The coefficients of the linearized system of equations are determined from the solution of nonselfsimilar equations of a stationary thermal boundary layer. The linearized boundary value problem is solved numerically using a refined version of the orthogonalization method; the stationary problem is solved using the Kepler method.
 Publication:

Akademiia Nauk SSSR Doklady
 Pub Date:
 1986
 Bibcode:
 1986DoSSR.289..813S
 Keywords:

 Boundary Layer Stability;
 Gas Temperature;
 Laminar Boundary Layer;
 Surface Temperature;
 Temperature Gradients;
 Boundary Layer Equations;
 Boundary Value Problems;
 Flat Plates;
 NavierStokes Equation;
 Reynolds Number;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer