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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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Mathematical Study of Degenerate Boundary Layers: A Large Scale Ocean Circulation Problem
completed mathematical modeling of the flow in nanoporous rocks based on the hypothesis that the permeability of the inclusions substantially depends on the pressure gradient; boundary layers are considered in this model [44].
Great discrepancies are observed between the experimental results and the theoretical calculations based on the concept of semi-infinite boundary layers, fig.1.In the laminar range, more than 45% of error is found for inclined plates, as reported by Lewandowski and Radziemska [19].
Analytic solution of hydrodynamic and thermal boundary layers over a flat plate in a uniform stream of fluid with convective surface boundary condition, Indian J.
Analysis of Nonlinear Evolution of Disturbance Wave in the Boundary Layers. Since the evolution of disturbance mode in boundary layer has a significant effect on boundary layer stability [1, 22, 26], the nonlinear evolution of disturbance wave in the boundary layers is investigated by analyzing the pressure disturbance on wall.
Firstly, the permittivities of the outermost boundary layers [[epsilon].sub.b1] and [[epsilon].sub.b2] are roughly identical.