ERIC Number: ED166045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
COED Transactions, Vol. X, No. 9, September 1978. Use of the Analog/Hybrid Computer in Boundary Layer and Convection Studies.
Mitchell, Eugene E., Ed.
In certain boundary layer or natural convection work, where a similarity transformation is valid, the equations can be reduced to a set of nonlinear ordinary differential equations. They are therefore well-suited to a fast solution on an analog/hybrid computer. This paper illustrates such usage of the analog/hybrid computer by a set of applications of increasing complexity. The examples chosen are the growth of the boundary layer as expressed by the Blasius equation, the steady natural convection plume above a horizontal line heat source, and free convection from horizontal surfaces. The analog computer is effective in both educational and research contexts providing very rapid solutions to such problems. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Analog Computers, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science, Computers, Engineering, Engineering Education, Instructional Materials, Mathematical Models, Science Education
COED Transactions, ASEE, P.O. Box 308, West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764 (no price quoted)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC. Computers in Education Div.