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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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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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Min, "Concentration boundary layer model of mortar corrosion by sulfuric acid," Journal of Wuhan University of Technology-Materials Science Edition, vol.
It can be seen from Figure 8 that the boundary layer wind field was obviously affected by onshore breezes in study area.
This boundary layer resembles the solid-electrolyte interphase region that exists in liquid-electrolyte batteries and that often dramatically impacts performance.
Consequently, sustained SSTs and enthalpy flux in the river plume may have helped support warm, moist atmospheric boundary layer conditions (observed via increased equivalent potential temperature) and may have provided enough atmospheric instability to overcome moderate vertical wind shear and aid in these storms' intensification and RI in this region.
Nichols and Pierpont conducted an experimental investigation of boundary layer suction slots placed upstream submerged intakes.
It was noticed that increasing ultrafine nanoparticle volume fraction led in the enhancement of the rate of heat transfer at the boundary layer region (Pal and Mandal 2015a, 2015b; Pal, Mandal, and Vajravalu 2016; Raju and Sandeep 2017).
Mathematical Study of Degenerate Boundary Layers: A Large Scale Ocean Circulation Problem
The planetary boundary layer (also called atmosphere boundary layer) referred to by Suttle is the lowest part of the troposphere, rising to about 2 kilometers above Earth's surface.
Balakumar and Kegerise [6] analyze the response of the boundary layer over straight and flared cones to small disturbances.
Demeke, "Slip Effect on MHD Chemically Reacting Convictive Boundary Layer Flow with Heat Absorption," Journal of Engineering (United States), vol.
Many researches on the formation of boundary layer and its influence on porous media seepage have been carried out.
Designed to yield substantial fuel efficiency benefits, the NASA STARC-ABL aircraft is a subsonic commercial aircraft concept with conventional underwing gas-turbine engines and a ducted, Boundary Layer Ingesting (BLI) tailcone propulsor driven by a turboelectric propulsion system.

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