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Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications

Physics of Transitional Shear Flows

Instability and Laminar–Turbulent Transition in Incompressible Near-Wall Shear Layers

Authors: Boiko, A.V., Dovgal, A.V., Grek, G.R., Kozlov, V.V.

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Starting from fundamentals of classical stability theory, an overview is given of the transition phenomena in subsonic, wall-bounded shear flows. At first, the consideration focuses on elementary small-amplitude velocity perturbations of laminar shear layers, i.e. instability waves, in the simplest canonical configurations of a plane channel flow and a flat-plate boundary layer. Then the linear stability problem is expanded to include the effects of pressure gradients, flow curvature, boundary-layer separation, wall compliance, etc. related to applications. Beyond the amplification of instability waves is the non-modal growth of local stationary and non-stationary shear flow perturbations which are discussed as well. The volume continues with the key aspect of the transition process, that is, receptivity of convectively unstable shear layers to external perturbations, summarizing main paths of the excitation of laminar flow disturbances. The remainder of the book addresses the instability phenomena found at late stages of transition. These include secondary instabilities and nonlinear features of boundary-layer perturbations that lead to the final breakdown to turbulence. Thus, the reader is provided with a step-by-step approach that covers the milestones and recent advances in the laminar-turbulent transition. Special aspects of instability and transition are discussed through the book and are intended for research scientists, while the main target of the book is the student in the fundamentals of fluid mechanics. Computational guides, recommended exercises, and PowerPoint multimedia notes based on results of real scientific experiments supplement the monograph. These are especially helpful for the neophyte to obtain a solid foundation in hydrodynamic stability.

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Concept of hydrodynamic stability

    Boiko, Andrey V. (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Theoretical aspects

    Boiko, Andrey V. (et al.)

    Pages 13-32

  • Instability of plane parallel flows

    Boiko, Andrey V. (et al.)

    Pages 35-46

  • Instability of the flat-plate boundary layer

    Boiko, Andrey V. (et al.)

    Pages 47-66

  • Instabilities of plane flows over curvilinear surfaces

    Boiko, Andrey V. (et al.)

    Pages 67-90

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physics of Transitional Shear Flows
Book Subtitle
Instability and Laminar–Turbulent Transition in Incompressible Near-Wall Shear Layers
Authors
Series Title
Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications
Series Volume
98
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2498-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2498-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2497-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3711-2
Series ISSN
0926-5112
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 272
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