An Initial Value Method for the Study of Shock-Induced Laminar Compressible Boundary Layers

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C. S. Vimala, G. Nath

Department of Applied Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

J. Fluids Eng 95(3), 367-372 (Sep 01, 1973) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3447039 History: Received November 16, 1972; Online October 12, 2010


An initial value method is applied for investigating laminar compressible boundary layers created by the passage of a plane shock wave over an infinite flat plate. The two point boundary value problem is reduced to an initial value problem by using the theory of transformation groups and is then integrated by Runge-Kutta-Gill method. The advantages of this method over the methods employed usually are that it gives good results without initial guesses and iterative processes and it is simple and direct both in concept and in application.

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