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Boundary Layer App

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15 Mar 2013 (Updated )

This MATLAB App provides a GUI to study laminar boundary layer problem of flow over a flat plate.

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This is the 1st MATLAB App in the Virtual Thermal/Fluid Lab series.

This MATLAB App allows you to:
1. Visualize a boundary layer
2. Study the growth of boundary layer thickness in response to free-stream velocity
3. Visualize streamlines and velocity profile
4. Learn how to solve boundary layer problem numerically with TDMA
5. Look at the GUI source code and see how it is created

Check out the webinar on virtual fluid mechanics and heat transfer labs with MATLAB:
https://www.mathworks.com/company/events/webinars/wbnr74626.html

Required Products MATLAB
MATLAB release MATLAB 8.0 (R2012b)
Other requirements MATLAB 8.0 (R2012b) and later required to install it as an App. However, earlier versions can be used to run it as a GUI.
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18 Dec 2013 Silvio  
16 Nov 2013 Ahmad Kassaee

The idea is conveyed perfectly! This demo convinces one that teaching fluid mechanics, heat transfer and other similar courses without help of matlab could be deficient.

Great job Ye.

14 May 2013 Ye Cheng

Click on the 'Open Code' button in the app, and you will see a script (boundaryLayerScript.m) that shows the algorithm behind and how A,B,C,D are constructed based on the x-momentum equation. This topic can be found in many textbooks, such as Computational Heat Transfer by Yogesh Jaluria (page 244, similar but not identical).

13 May 2013 Johnny Corbino

Hi, I would like to know what are the equations that you use to fill each diagonal A, B and C and also the RHS vector D.

Thanks!

19 Mar 2013 Selcuk Fidan  
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15 Mar 2013

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