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Course Undergraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE480
Subject Title Boundary Layer Theory


Derivation of basic equations for viscous fluid flow, including heat conduction and compressibility – exact solutions.

Laminar boundary layer approximations – similar and non-similar boundary layers – momentum integral methods – separation of boundary layer – compressible boundary layer equations – recovery factor – Reynolds analogy – similar solutions.

Introduction to transition of laminar boundary layers.

Turbulent flows – phenomenological theories – Reynolds stress – turbulent boundary layer – momentum integral methods – turbulent free shear layer.

Introduction to axisymmetric and three-dimensional boundary layers.

Text Books

Same as References


1. Schlichting, H. and Gersten, K., Boundary Layer Theory, 8th ed., McGraw-Hill (2001).

2. Batchelor, G. K., Introduction to Fluid Dynamics, 2nd ed., Cambridge Univ. Press (2000).

3. White, F. M., Viscous Fluid Flow, 3rd ed., McGraw-Hill (2006).

4. Cebeci, T. and Smith, A. M. O., Analysis of Turbulent Boundary Layers, Academic Press (1974).

5. Gatski, T. B. and Bonnet, J.-P. Compressibility, Turbulence and High Speed Flow, 2nd ed., Academic Press (2013).