This lesson covers the concept of boundary layer flows, a fundamental aspect of fluid dynamics. It delves into the definition of a boundary layer, its characteristics, and the conditions under which it forms. The lesson also explains the Navier Stokes equations and how they are used to derive the equations for boundary layer flows. It further discusses the concept of Reynolds number and its relation to boundary layer thickness and friction coefficient. The lesson concludes with a special case study of flow over a flat plate. For instance, when the Reynolds number is high, the boundary layer thickness is significantly smaller than the characteristic length, which validates the boundary layer approximation.

- The boundary layer of a flowing fluid is a thin layer near a solid surface where the flow is known as boundary layer flows.
- The Navier Stokes equations are used to derive the equations for boundary layer flows.
- The Reynolds number is a crucial factor in determining the boundary layer thickness and friction coefficient.
- The pressure gradient in the normal direction is zero in the boundary layer equations.
- In the special case of flow over a flat plate, the free stream velocity remains constant.

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