A study of the stability of the laminar boundary layer as affected by changes in the boundary-layer thickness in regions of pressure gradient and flow through the surface

Neal Tetervin, David A. Levine
Aug 1952

The Schlichting method for the computation of the laminar boundary layer states that on an impervious surface the shape of the velocity profile is determined by the local effective pressure gradient; this gradient is directly proportional to the product of the actual pressure gradient and the square of the boundary-layer thickness.

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