A consolidated method for predicting laminar boundary layers on rotating axi-symmetric bodies

Tobias Backer Dirks, Chris Atkin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

16 Downloads (Pure)


The boundary layer equations for axi-symmetric laminar flow are transformed in a manner which can be applied to rotating bodies in both still and axial flow. Terms pertaining specifically to quiescent or axial flow are clearly identified by the approach. The transformed equations are shown to deliver the same velocity profiles as a number of case-specific formulations presented in the literature, albeit with one or two exceptions, while being substantially simpler in formulation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-278
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids
Early online date26 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

Cite this