A low-order theory for stability of non-parallel boundary layer flows

@article{Govindarajan1997ALT,
  title={A low-order theory for stability of non-parallel boundary layer flows},
  author={R. Govindarajan and R. Narasimha},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={453},
  pages={2537 - 2549}
}
  • R. Govindarajan, R. Narasimha
  • Published 1997
  • Mathematics
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
As a sequel to the earlier analysis of Govindarajan and Narasimha, we formulate here the lowest‐order rational asymptotic theory capable of handling the linear stability of spatially developing two‐dimensional boundary layers. It is shown that a new ordinary differential equation, using similarity‐transformed variables in Falkner–Skan flows, provides such a theory correct upto (but not including) O(R−2/3), where R is the local boundary layer thickness Reynolds number. The equation so derived… Expand
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