The problem of low-speed slip flow of a rarefied gas over a wedge has been solved using Meksyn’s asymptotic method of integrating the boundary-layer equations. Detailed results are given for slip velocity and developing velocity profiles for various wedge angles. The solution tends far downstream asymptotically to the Falkner and Skan profiles of conventional nonslip flow. In addition, the first correction to the skin friction due to velocity slip is found to be of the order of the first power of the molecular mean free path of the gas.

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