Abstract February 20, 2019

Speaker: Anatoli Tumin, AME

Title: Role of boundary layer flow in design of hypersonic vehicles


The lecture is an introductory discussion of fluid dynamics in thin layer near a wall at high speed of flight.

Tentative list of topics for the discussion:

  • Introduction into boundary-layer theory
  • Role of boundary-layer flow in aerodynamic heating of hypersonic vehicles
  • Laminar flow versus turbulent one
  • Importance of laminar-turbulent transition prediction and hydrodynamic stability theory

Details of the list will depend on the discussion progress.