A relatively simple method for predicting some of the characteristics of three-dimensional turbulent boundary layers is presented. The basic assumption of the method is that the cross-flow is small. An empirical correlation of a basic shape factor of the cross-flow boundary layer against the streamwise shape factor H is provided. This correlation, together with data for the streamwise boundary layer, is used to predict the cross flow. The solution is very sensitive to the accuracy of the streamwise boundary-layer data which is predicted by conventional two-dimensional methods.

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