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Buoyancy effects in stably stratified horizontal boundary-layer flow

  • P. G. Daniels (a1) and R. J. Gargaro (a1)

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This paper describes numerical and asymptotic solutions of the steady two-dimensional boundary-layer equations governing buoyant flow on a horizontal, thermally insulated surface. The class of flows considered is one for which there is a uniform external stream at constant temperature but for which conditions upstream lead to a statically stable temperature field within the boundary layer. This has the effect of generating an adverse pressure gradient which, if sufficiently strong, causes the boundary-layer solution to terminate in a singularity. Results are obtained for a range of Prandtl numbers.

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