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Homework Help: Solve question using Excel or Matlab

  1. Apr 21, 2016 #1
    • OP warned about not using the template
    water moves over a stationary horizontal flat plate of one-meter length. if velocity of water is 1 m/s, draw boundary layer and friction coefficient versus x for this plate.

    hint: start your curves from x=1cm.

    Professor asked us to do it in Matlab or Excel and I'm not sure I understand how to do it.
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 21, 2016 #2
    Hi, Sam!

    There are expressions for boundary layer thickness and friction factor as functions of x (the friction factor is a function of Re, which in turn is a function of x) for flow over flat plates. Are you aware of them?

    If I understood correctly, your professor is asking you to graph the boundary layer thickness and friction factor from x = 0.01 m to x = 1 m using said expressions. IMO, it's just easier to do this in Excel.
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