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boundary layer

n.
The layer of reduced velocity in fluids, such as air and water, that is immediately adjacent to the surface of a solid past which the fluid is flowing.
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boundary layer

n
(General Physics) the layer of fluid closest to the surface of a solid past which the fluid flows: it has a lower rate of flow than the bulk of the fluid because of its adhesion to the solid
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bound′ary lay`er


n.
the region of a fluid flowing in the immediate vicinity of a body, with the flow reduced by adhesion and viscosity.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.boundary layer - the layer of slower flow of a fluid past a surface
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
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References in periodicals archive ?
Aziz, "Boundary layer flow of a nanofluid past a stretching sheet with convective boundary conditions," International Journal of Thermal Sciences, vol.
Samuelsson and Tjernstrom used a three-dimensional mesoscale model to show that the main influence factor of the boundary layer flow pattern of Tamnren Lake, which has a water area of only 34 [km.sup.2], was the difference in the surface roughness between the lake and the land [12].
Low kinetic energy boundary layer flow and its degradation of inlet performance are particularly problematic.
Pop, "Unsteady mixed convection boundary layer flow near the stagnation point on a vertical surface in a porous medium," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol.
In the article titled "Slip Effect on MHD Chemically Reacting Convictive Boundary Layer Flow with Heat Absorption" [1] there were two errors, which should be corrected as follows:
The present study involved on a numerical approach on MHD natural convection boundary layer flow from a finite isothermal flat plate of arbitrary inclined surface.
Blasius [6] flow is a boundary layer flow induced over a static, impermeable plate placed in a fluid stream moving with constant velocity.
The research in MHD boundary layer flow has many important engineering applications such as power generators, the cooling of reactors, polymer industry, and spinning of filaments.
Motsumi and Makinde [11] examined the effects of viscous dissipation parameter (i.e., Eckert number), thermal diffusion, and thermal radiation on boundary layer flow of Cu-water and [Al.sub.2][O.sub.3]-water nanofluids over a moving flat plate.
Tien and Vafai [3] investigated the free convection boundary layer flow in a porous medium, owing to combined heat and mass transfer.
The aim of this study is to investigate, the effect of physical parameters on boundary layer flow of nanofluids over a flat plate.
[6] investigated theoretically the unsteady mixed convection boundary layer flow and heat transfer due to a stretching vertical surface in a quiescent viscous and incompressible fluid.

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