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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.

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

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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Boundary-layer laminar-turbulent transition effectively affects the aerodynamic lift and drag of hypersonic vehicles and has a great effect on the design of hypersonic vehicles [1-3].
Then, many similarity solutions of the two-dimensional unsteady and steady-state boundary-layer equations came out [30, 31].
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In this investigation, the analytical approach called Homotopy Analysis Method (HAM) has been successfully applied to find the most accurate analytical solution for the velocity distributions of a steady two dimensional boundary-layer flow of nanofluids on a flat plate.
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