Title page for ETD etd-02172010-020029

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Kitchens, Clarence Wesley
URN etd-02172010-020029
Title An integral method for solving the boundary-layer equations for a second-order viscoelastic liquid.
Degree Master of Science
Department Engineering Mechanics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Mook, Dean T. Committee Chair
Davis, R. Thomas Committee Member
Smith, Charles W. Committee Member
  • Film coefficients (Physics)
Date of Defense 1967-08-05
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Assuming a polynomial of the fourth degree to describe the velocity function, the momentum integral equation for a second-order fluid is used to develop differential equations describing the boundary-layer for second-order flow past external surfaces. Using the momentum integral equation and appropriate boundary conditions, results are tabulated for both plane and axisymmetric stagnation flows. The effect of the second-order viscosity terms on the boundary-layer parameters for problems of flow past a circular cylinder and flow past a sphere is discussed. An interesting result is found in the case of flow past a sphere; for certain values of the second-order viscosity terms, there is a reduction in the viscous drag from that of Newtonian flow.

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