Volume 8, Number 1, Spring 2000
IS TWODIMENSIONAL OBLIQUE STAGNATIONPOINT FLOW UNIQUE?
J.M. DORREPAAL
Abstract. The problem of twodimensional oblique
stagnationpoint flow is reviewed and the two solutions which exist
in the literature are reconciled. It is found that a family of
solutions exists for the problem, but that a unique solution
can be obtained by examining the second order terms in the
asymptotic expansions at infinity. The sloperatio constant
is verified to be independent of the incidence angle of the
impinging stream. A second ratio involving the locations of
maximum pressure along the wall and vanishing tangential
stress is shown to share the same incident angle independence.
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