# Boundary-Layer Flow Past a Semi-Infinite Wedge: The Falkner-Skan Problem

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In 1904 Prandtl showed that the effects of viscosity at a high Reynolds number could be represented by approximating the Navier–Stokes equations with the celebrated boundary-layer equations, which for two-dimensional steady flow reduce to:

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Contributed by: Housam Binous and Brian G. Higgins (June 2011)

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[1] L. G. Leal, *Advanced Transport Phenomena: Fluid Mechanics and Convective Transport*, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

[2] A. D. Polyanin, A. M. Kutepov, A. V. Vyazmin, and D. A. Kazenin, *Hydrodynamics, Mass and Heat Transfer in Chemical Engineering, *Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2002.

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