Accession Number:

ADA003174

Title:

Stability of a Three-Dimensional Boundary Layer.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE DEPT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The stability of a three-dimensional boundary layer on a semi-infinite rotating cylinder at angle of attack in a uniform incompressible flow is studied. The results shed some new light on the behavior of disturbances indicating that inflection-point instability may not dominate. Numerical solution of the Orr-Sommerfeld equation is used to obtain the results and an approximate analytic solution is shown to be in good agreement with the numerical results.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE