Volume 8, Number 1, Spring 2000
IS TWO-DIMENSIONAL OBLIQUE STAGNATION-POINT FLOW UNIQUE?
Abstract. The problem of two-dimensional oblique
stagnation-point 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 slope-ratio 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.