Transition mechanisms in a three-dimensional boundary-layer flow with pressure-gradient changeover

@inproceedings{WASSERMANN2004TransitionMI,
  title={Transition mechanisms in a three-dimensional boundary-layer flow with pressure-gradient changeover},
  author={PETER WASSERMANN and Markus J. Kloker},
  year={2004}
}
The laminar breakdown of a three-dimensional flat-plate boundary-layer flow with favourable and ensuing adverse pressure gradient (APG), generic for an infinite swept wing, is investigated in detail by means of spatial direct numerical simulations. Emphasis is on transition mechanisms in the region of adverse pressure gradient where the undistorted laminar base flow also becomes unstable with respect to Tollmien– Schlichting (TS) waves that are most amplified if two-dimensional with respect to… CONTINUE READING