Some of the proposals made by Spalding (1964a) in his ‘Unified theory of friction, heat transfer, and mass transfer’ are examined. The two-component velocity-profile family proposed by Spalding is compared with measured boundary-layer and wall-jet velocity profiles and is shown to be adequate for flows with moderate wake components. The drag law implicit in the velocity-profile family is shown to be in good agreement with experimental data.
Recommendations are provided for entrainment functions for both boundary layers and wall jets.
Predictions of boundary-layer and wall-jet development, based on the recommended entrainment functions, are presented and compared with experiment. The predictions are in good agreement with experiment except in the vicinity of separation.