Transient Development of Perturbations in Stratified Shear Flow

  title={Transient Development of Perturbations in Stratified Shear Flow},
  author={B F Farrell and Petros Ioannou},
Transient development of perturbations in inviscid stratified shear flow is investigated. Use is made of closed form analytic solutions that allow concise identification of optimally growing plane-wave solutions for the case ofan unbounded flow with constant shear and stratification. For the case of channel flow, variational techniques are employed to determine the optimally growing disturbances. The maximum energy growth attained over a specific time interval decreases continuously with… CONTINUE READING
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