Definition of Boundary layer

1. Noun. The layer of slower flow of a fluid past a surface.

Generic synonyms: Physical Phenomenon

Medical Definition of Boundary layer

1. In fluid flow, a narrow region next to a fixed boundary or surface where the fluid velocity rapidly changes from zero to some finite value. The term has been generalised to situations with similar mathematics. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boundary Layer

bound state
bound states
bound to
bound up
bound variable
bound variables
bound water
boundary condition
boundary layer (current term)
boundary line
boundary rider
boundary riders
boundary umpire
boundary umpires
bounded function
bounded interval

Literary usage of Boundary layer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1843)
"A plastic boundary -layer will in general have a thickness, measured in the y direction, ... A plastic boundary-layer near an infinite plane rigid watt. ..."

2. Text-book of normal histology: including an account of the development of by George Arthur Piersol (1904)
"Anterior boundary layer, ~\ Continuation of the tissues of the 3. ... The anterior boundary layer is formed by modification of the foremost stratum of the ..."

3. Elements of histology by Edward Klein, John Sydney Edkins (1898)
"From the large arterial trunks short branches come off, which enter the boundary layer, and there split up into a bundle of minute arterioles, which pass in ..."

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