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Fluid Mechanics: Turbulent Boundary Layer

Turbulent Boundary Layer

So far all that has been discussed is the laminar part of the boundary layer, since it can easily be represented through equations. The turbulent boundary layer however, is much more difficult to predict due to its randomness. The best way to think of the flow when it is turbulent is as a bunch of intertwined eddies of different sizes and different velocities. Due to what I just said, there is no exact answer for turbulent flow, however, computer models can be used to provide a prediction on what can be expected.

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