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Title:Inviscid instability of streamwise corner flow
Author(s):Balachandar, S.; Malik, Mujeeb R.
Subject(s):Inviscid Instability
Streamwise Corner Flow
Abstract:Linear stability of the incompressible flow along a streamwise corner is studied by solving the two-dimensional eigenvalue problem governed by partial differential equations. It is found that this fully three-dimensional flow is subject to inviscid stability due to the inflectional nature of the streawise velocity profile. The higher growth rates for the inviscid instability mode, which is symmetric about the corner bisector, as compared to the viscous Tollmien-Schlichting instability operative away from the corner is consistent with the experimental findings that the corner flow transitions to turbulence earlier than the two-dimensional Blasius flow away from the corner.
Issue Date:1993-07
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 715
1993-6013
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/112403
ISSN:0073-5264
Sponsor:NASA Langley Research Center 93/07
Rights Information:Copyright 1993 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04


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