Laminar flow at the trailing edge of a flat plate Academic Article uri icon


  • Numerical solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations for laminar flow around and beyond the trailing edge of a flat plate at a Reynolds number of 105 are presented. The size of the computational domain has been varied over a wide range to show that previous calculations of this type have employed domains which were too small to obtain a domain-independent solution. The present large-domain solutions are compared with those obtained with the triple-deck and interactive boundary-layer theories. Satisfactory agreement is found in regions of validity of these theories. However, the present results are more complete insofar as they extend well into the asymptotic wake. 1987 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • AIAA Journal

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, H. C., & Patel, V. C.

citation count

  • 19

complete list of authors

  • Chen, HC||Patel, VC

publication date

  • July 1987