The Turbulent Boundary Layer in a Compressible Fluid

by D. E. Coles

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Development of a transformation that reduces the boundary-layer equations for compressible tow-dimensional mean turbulent motion to incompressible form. This transformation is applied to the special case of the adiabatic turbulent boundary layer on a smooth wall. An appendix contains a survey of the experimental literature of low-speed turbulent flow at constant pressure. A second appendix discusses the mean-temperature hypothesis, the laminar-film hypothesis, and other analytical ideas that are related to the present treatment of compressible flow.

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